Relax in over 60 acres of the beautiful Hampton Court Gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over one million flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland.
Relax in the shade of the historic yew trees, marvel at the glistening fountain or take a stroll along the Broad Walk. At 580 metres it is the longest herbaceous mixed flower border in Britain.
Be inspired by the re-creation of William III's Privy Garden.
Based on the original 17th century design and historic planting lists, the stunning symmetrical pattern incorporates the original varieties of plants and shows off magnificent marble sculptures.More about the Privy Garden
Planted in 1768 by the celebrated gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, the magnificent Great Vine is the largest in the world and still produces a yearly crop of black, sweet grapes that are sold in the palace shops in early September.More about The Great Vine
Explore the wonderful Kitchen Garden and see seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs growing as they would have done for the Georgian kings in the 18th century.
Produce from the Kitchen Garden will be on sale at certain times throughout the year.
We have restored this garden to an approximation of how it would have looked in the 18th century. Few records survive of the original garden, but the layout of the beds can be discerned from contemporary paintings and engravings and as far as possible we have chosen historically accurate fruit and vegetable crops.More about the Kitchen Garden
Look out for our new Gardeners’ Hut – a mobile exhibition travelling around the gardens, packed with interesting stories about our work in the gardens and some surprising objects!
Planted over 300 years ago, the world's oldest puzzle Maze consists of half a mile of winding paths surrounded by towering yew tree walls.
The layout of the Maze has survived from the late 17th century and is now listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest hedge maze. The maze itself was created as a humorous diversion for the court of William III and Mary II.More about The Maze
All ages are invited to come and play in this imaginative play garden for families.
With towers to besiege, battlements to storm, a secret grotto to hide in, and even a 25m dragon, the Magic Garden will prove that the best way to learn about history is to live it!More about The Magic Garden
By focusing on the lives of the royal family, this tour will detail the illicit romances, scandalous affairs and otherwise shocking behaviour of George III's children, not to mention the King himself!
4 and 12 September 2019
Doors open at 18.40 for a 19.00 start
Separate ticket (advanced booking required)
The Crown Jewels reside at the Tower of London and are worn by British kings and queens on their coronations and royal occasions. Our magnificent Crown Jewels collection make the perfect souvenir.
The most intimate of our six royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818. These gifts and souvenirs are all inspired by Kew Palace.