Update 27 November: In line with government guidance, Hampton Court Palace is closed until 2 December, but our gardens are open at the weekends only. We will reopen the palace on 5 December. Please read our FAQs
Join our expert guides as they share the historical highlights of Hampton Court Gardens.
Guides will lead you through the most historic parts of the gardens, covering over 500 years of history. From the Privy Garden and Queen Mary’s Bower to the Orangery Garden and the Pond Gardens.
Discover the Tudor beginnings of the Privy Garden and learn about Henry VIII’s favourite game at the Royal Tennis Court. Hear about the origins of the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Master Gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Now over 250 years old, the Great Vine is the largest grape vine in the word.
A garden history tour is the ideal way to begin an afternoon exploring the gardens at your leisure.