20th Century Garden

Escape to Hampton Court's historic arboretum

Escape to Hampton Court's historic arboretum

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The 20th Century Garden is a hidden gem within the expanse of the gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

It is a peaceful setting tucked away in the corner of the palace gardens. Autumn is a perfect time to visit, when the trees begin their transformation for winter with an array of colour.

Unusual or historic varieties in the 20th Century Garden include Eucalyptus, Paperbark Birch and Paperbark Cherry. Paperbark Birches have fantastic ornamental bark and the Paperbark Cherry has incredible shiny orange/red bark which can be polished to a burnished bronze colour.

How the garden evolved

Historically, this area would have been considered part of Home Park, until 1890 when the Superintendent of Hampton Court Pleasure Gardens was handed responsibility of the park and it became an empty garden enclosure.

In the latter part of the 20th century, the garden was turned into an arboretum, a term generally used to describe a botanical tree collection. The area saw the arrival of many plants, including ornamental conifers, and several scare and unusual plants, such as a collection of rare hollies or ilex species.

Shire horse
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An opportunity to see the palace Shire Horses in the East Front Gardens.

21 November 2021

Hampton Court Palace

15.00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace, showing a large event space lit in purple and pink. Chairs are arranged theatre-style and there is a large cinema screen at the far end, which is flanked by two Christmas trees.
Families Events

Experience iconic films from Elf and Home Alone to Love Actually and The Holiday on the big screen at Kensington Palace.

12-23 December 2021

Kensington Palace

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Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A gold crown sits on a bright pink background covered in pink flowers
Events

Join us for a fun-filled celebration in the stunning setting of Hampton Court Palace in summer 2022.

04–09 July 2022 (Members’ Days: 04 and 05 July)

Hampton Court Palace

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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.

£12.99

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.

£55.00

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