Hampton Court Palace
The Tulip Festival is returning for another year to spread colour and joy across Hampton Court Palace gardens. Delight in the sight of over 110,000 tulips, as they burst into vibrant colour in one of the UK’s biggest displays of planted tulips.
Members have the exclusive opportunity to join a special walking tour where you will discover more about the tulips and the show-stopping displays from our expert gardening team.
Stroll through the courtyards and gardens of King Henry VIII's magnificent former residence and encounter thousands of springtime blooms. Learn about the history of tulips at the palace, which dates back to Queen Mary II’s reign in the 1600s, and go ‘behind-the-ropes’ (literally!) to discover areas like Fountain Court and the Pond Garden up close.
In the event of bad weather, the tour route may change to incorporate sheltered spaces. The majority of this tour is fully accessible, however due to the historic nature of the gardens, the behind-the-ropes areas are not accessible for wheelchair users. Please email us with any accessibility concerns at [email protected] prior to booking.
11, 16 and 25 April 202411:00
Tickets go on sale 11 March at noon.
Tours start promptly at 11am and will last approximately 60-70 minutes.
This is a members-only event for named Historic Royal Palaces members only. All attendees must hold a valid membership at the time of the event.
Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Our expert gardeners predict our displays will look their finest in mid-April, however please be advised that tulip flowering periods are subject to the lottery of the spring weather.
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