Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland
Entry to the Hampton Court Gardens, including the Maze, is included in palace admission tickets.
Members get in free.
Please check opening times and closures before your visit.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Hampton Court Palace’s world-famous gardens include 60 acres of spectacular formal gardens and 750 acres (304 hectares) of parkland, all set within a loop of the River Thames.
Our gardens are home to the world's oldest puzzle maze, a record-breaking grape vine, three National Plant Collections, over one million flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.
The gardens come to life in spring with a mass of flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and formal gardens.
Summer sees the spectacular herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens at its best, while Queen Mary II’s Exoticks come out in the Lower Orangery Garden.
The Great Vine grapes are harvested at the end of the summer then the autumn colours in the Tiltyard, Wilderness and 20th Century Garden as deers rut in Home Park.
In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we’re lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden.More about our garden highlights
Every year, we plant around 250,000 tulip (Tulipa) bulbs in our gardens at Hampton Court Palace to create a bright and colourful display of these spring-blooming flowers.
In this short film, Greg Leeson, Historic Royal Palace's horticultural manager, shares some of his favourite tulip varieties on show in the gardens.
Hampton Court Palace is the holder of three important National Plant Collections – Heliotropium, Lantana and Queen Mary II's Exoticks which is designated a Heritage Collection.More about our national plant collections
Frequently asked questions about the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court Palace.Read our FAQs
There is lots going on in the Hampton Court Palace Gardens this spring! Here are a few highlights to look out for on your visit:
In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.
Choose from our stunning collection of jewellery, including pieces inspired by the palaces and the people who lived in them. These beautiful collections include necklaces, rings, earrings, charm bracelets, bangles and pendants.
Shop our unique collection of Anne Boleyn books, jewellery and gifts. Anne Boleyn's letter jewellery, including her 'B' necklace and 'AB' brooch, are believed to have been passed down to her daughter Elizabeth I.