Garden highlights

Relax in over 60 acres of the beautiful Hampton Court Gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over one million flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland.

Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace and Great Fountain

The Great Fountain Garden

Relax in the shade of the historic yew trees, marvel at the glistening fountain or take a stroll along the Broad Walk. At 580 metres it is the longest herbaceous mixed flower border in Britain.

Privy Garden

Be inspired by the re-creation of William III's Privy Garden.

Based on the original 17th century design and historic planting lists, the stunning symmetrical pattern incorporates the original varieties of plants and shows off magnificent marble sculptures.

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Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace
The Lower Orangery garden and terrace, looking north-west towards the Mantegna Gallery. Vine Cottage is in the background on the left of the image.

Lower Orangery Garden

Once the home of Queen Mary II’s Exotick plant collection, this garden has been restored to its former glory.

Nearby, you can discover the magic of the hidden Pond Gardens which were originally used for holding freshwater fish for the royal courts.

The Great Vine

Planted in 1768 by the celebrated gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the magnificent Great Vine is the largest in the world and still produces a yearly crop of black, sweet grapes that are sold in the palace shops in early September.

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The Vine House, looking north-east. Showing ripening Vitis vinifera ‘Shiva Grossa’ (synonym- Black Hamburg) dessert grapes on the Great Vine. Originally planted in 1768 by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (c1715-1783).
Aerial Vue of Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing planting beds - looking towards West Front of palace.

The Kitchen Garden

Explore the wonderful Kitchen Garden and see seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs growing as they would have done for the Georgian kings in the 18th century.

Produce from the Kitchen Garden will be on sale at certain times throughout the year.

We have restored this garden to an approximation of how it would have looked in the 18th century. Few records survive of the original garden, but the layout of the beds can be discerned from contemporary paintings and engravings and as far as possible we have chosen historically accurate fruit and vegetable crops.

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The Gardeners' Hut

Look out for our new Gardeners’ Hut – a mobile exhibition travelling around the gardens, packed with interesting stories about our work in the gardens and some surprising objects!

Visitor exploring the Hampton Court Maze in the sunshine

The Maze

Planted over 300 years ago, the world's oldest puzzle Maze consists of half a mile of winding paths surrounded by towering yew tree walls.

The layout of the Maze has survived from the late 17th century and is now listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest hedge maze. The maze itself was created as a humorous diversion for the court of William III and Mary II.

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The Magic Garden

All ages are invited to come and play in this imaginative play garden for families.

With towers to besiege, battlements to storm, a secret grotto to hide in, and even a 25m dragon, the Magic Garden will prove that the best way to learn about history is to live it!

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Look out for...

This season, our gardeners are busy:

  • Planting new fruit trees, soft fruit bushes, lavender and other edging plants in the Kitchen Garden.
  • Continuing our Rose Garden makeover.
  • Planting new trees in Home Park.
  • Working on our improvement project on the East Front fountain.
  • Adding winter colour.
The South Front and Privy Garden, looking north west across the fountain basin.
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families Highlights

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Closed until spring 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Highlights Things to see

See costumes from The Favourite, the critically-acclaimed film starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on display at Kensington Palace.

Until 08 March 2019 (closed 08-14 February)

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

White background. Main image is of a bronze finished garden ornament of a miniature dachshund which is sold in the shops and online.

Dachshund bronze finish garden ornament

This playful bronze effect dachshund will charm any new owner. This fun decorative garden ornament features a miniature dachshund dog standing on its hind legs and is inspired by the history of royal dogs.

£19.99

Image is of a Clogau designed silver stacking ring inspired by The Great Pagoda at Kew.

Clogau Kew Pagoda silver and rose gold ring

Inspired by the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens, this exquisite silver stacking ring features an intricate octagonal oriental design with accents of rare welsh gold.

£149.00

This red crown tree decoration has been blown by mouth from glass and is beautifully hand decorated with a thin layer of silver plate added to the inside.

Red crown glass tree decoration

Crowns and coronets are symbolic of royalty and this red crown decoration is the perfect way to remember your visit to the palace.

£14.99