Hampton Court Gardens

Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland

Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland

When

  • Open daily

Ticketing information

Entry to our Rose Garden, Wilderness and Kitchen Garden is free. 

A Hampton Court Palace ticket also includes entry to over 60 acres of historic gardens such as the Magic GardenMazePrivy Garden and Pond Gardens.

Please check opening times and upcoming 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 and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.

Look out for our garden history tours, which cover over 500 years of history.

Garden highlights

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, followed by 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.

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.

More about our garden highlights

Hampton Court Gardens: a year in the life

Find out more about our gardens through the seasons in this short film.

Our growing year

Plant of the moment: dahlias

Dahlias are the perfect late summer flower – colourful, flamboyant and bold. These beautiful blooms originate from Mexico and they're having a moment right now in our gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

There's a fiesta of colour, shapes and sizes; deep, rich purples, tall creamy whites and acid orange mini pom poms. In this short film, Greg Leeson takes a look at some of the varieties we’ve got on display in the gardens.

More information

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

Gardens FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

Read our FAQs
Visitors walking through the Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Events Tours and talks

Explore the fascinating history of Hampton Court Gardens on a free walking tour.

Selected dates in September to March

Hampton Court Palace

14:00 (September) or 12:00 (October to March)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Pond Gardens, looking north. Summer bedding is displayed in the flower beds.
Things to see

Discover the sunken gardens created for Henry VIII and transformed by Mary II.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children running in the Wilderness
Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Free

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Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace in the sunshine

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