Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland
Hampton Court Palace will be closed on Wednesday 19 May 2021. Hampton Court Green car park is closed from 17 May - 20 May and on-site parking may be busier than usual.
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 and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.
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.
In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we're lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden.
The gardens come to life in spring with over one million flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and a riot of colour in the formal gardens.
Our gardens have been in full bloom with all types of tulips.
Find out more about our gardens in spring in this short film.
Our work in the gardens happens all year round.Our growing year
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
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