RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of summer in a stunning setting

Join us for a fun-filled celebration of summer in a stunning setting


  • 04-07 July 2019 (Preview evening: 01 July, RHS Members' Days 02 and 03 July)
Monday: 17:00-22.30; Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-19.30; Sunday: 10:00-17.30

Ticketing information

Tickets are available now via the RHS website and are separate to your Hampton Court Palace admission ticket.

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival returns with a dazzling summer celebration of glorious gardens, immersive floral displays, unique shopping, gourmet picnicking, celebrity talks and live music.

Experience a fusion of summer smells, colours and sounds with flowers, food and music; there's plenty to see and do.

The Festival will be welcoming a notable design newcomer and honouring a late legend of the horticultural world. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will be co-designing a garden with award-winning Davies White Landscape Architects following their collaboration at RHS Chelsea.

The legendary Beth Chatto has been named as the show's 2019 Iconic Horticultural Hero, in honour of her unparalleled contributions to gardening.

We've assembled an array of hands-on and creative workshops to enjoy. Learn calligraphy with Alice Gibb, flower crown making with Mary Gilmore and festival beauty with glitter face painting by In Your Dreams. Discover Niwaki's Japan-made garden tool essentials and Ali Anderson's succulent cake decorating.

Rootlabs will be on hand to teach all things hydroponics, or join Embellished Talk to explore bright and bold contemporary embroidery.

Don’t miss stalwart floristry names on the main stage like Simon Lycett and Jonathan Moseley, or wellness and lifestyle authors Madeleine Shaw and Jasmine Hemsley – plus more fabulous speakers to be announced. 

Need inspiration to grow your own food at home? Community Allotments offer a mix of flower and vegetable planting, along with Ambassador Raymond Blanc, who will showcase gardening for sustainability, taste, affordability and beauty.

Returning in 2019 is the famous Floral Marquee, fabulous Show Gardens filled with ideas to try at home as well as endless shopping opportunities. From contemporary to traditional, there will be plenty of handy tips for revitalising and replenishing green spaces at the Festival.

Indulge your senses in a festival of roses and unwind in relaxing gardens designed to promote health and wellbeing. Be tempted by artisan treats and tasty street food, thirst-quenching summer drinks and of course, coffee and cake.

Brimming with activities, sights and sounds, RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is the perfect day out with family and friends. Join us in celebrating all that’s great about summer in the grand surrounds of Hampton Court Palace.

There's more exciting highlights to be announced, so keep an eye on rhs.org.uk/hamptoncourt for all the latest news and updates.


2018 highlights

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Preview evening: 01 July 2019

Celebrate with us on the eve of the show and be the first to enjoy stunning show gardens, live music, and fabulous fireworks.

Buy preview evening tickets
Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Things to see Highlights

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
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)

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-18:00 (last admission is 17:00)

Included in all admission tickets (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.


Luxury peacock hanging decoration with exquisite embroidered design

Luxury peacock hanging decoration

Bring a sparkling touch to your Christmas tree with our glittering luxury hanging decoration in the shape of a peacock.


Charcoal stag luxury linen mix cushion.  The hand drawn image of the stag is printed onto high quality Scottish linen

Charcoal stag luxury linen mix cushion

Add a touch of nature to your home with this delightful cushion featuring a stag. The eyes of the stag in particular give the whole image an overall softness.