On 27 June the Magic Garden will close at 17.00. Last entry will be at 16.00.
When Queen Victoria opened Hampton Court Palace’s gardens to the public in 1838, visitors flocked to the gardens, keen to experience the Maze, the Great Vine and the formal gardens. Horse-drawn charabancs like the Tudor Rose would have been a common sight during the Victorian period, bringing visitors to the palace. Today visitors can tour the gardens in Victorian style.
Our charabanc is based on research into surviving historic vehicles as well as the many old photographs and other images that survive. We spent a year working with Master Coachmaker, Mark Broadbent, to create a charabanc fit for a palace.
The resulting vehicle is as close as we could possibly get to a Victorian horse-drawn charabanc but with a special 21st-century feature - unlike its Victorian predecessors, it is wheelchair accessible via a portable lift (1 wheelchair space available at 10:45 each day.)
Come to this exclusive family event with the English National Ballet and the Science Museum.
18 August - 20 August 2017
1 hour 15 minutes
Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden.
01 April - 29 October 2017
Make a day of it and immerse yourself in spectacular displays showcasing more than 250,000 flowers at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
04 July - 09 July 2017