Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland
The world-famous gardens of Hampton Court Palace 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.
All year round, our Kitchen Garden grows fruit and vegetable crops that fed the Georgian royal family in the 18th century.
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.
Open in line with palace opening hours
Garden Open Days:
All palace gardens will be open to visitors free of charge on the following dates (Entrance to the Palace, Maze and Magic Garden will still require a ticket):
18 - 19 November
Included in palace admission (members go free)Buy Hampton Court Palace tickets
Hampton Court Gardens: autumn
Our gardeners look after the world's oldest puzzle maze, the world's oldest grape vine, Britain's longest herbaceous border, three National Plant Collections and over 60 acres of historic gardens. Find out how they do it in this series of films.
National Plant Collections
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
Our gifts and souvenirs are are inspired by over 500 years of history from Hampton Court Palace.
Discover books inspired by the palaces in our care, learn about fascinating periods of British history, including our official palace guide books, children's books and more.
Discover the world of Elizabeth I with this insightful look at Elizabeth's relationship with woman and how they helped to shape her into a remarkable monarch. This thrilling book explores the lesser known side of Elizabeth I who is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman'.