Tulip Festival 2021

See over 250,000 tulips on display

See over 250,000 tulips on display

Updated 19 December: In line with the latest government guidance, Hampton Court Palace and gardens will be closed from 20 December until further notice. Please note this also includes the ice rink and Magic Garden.


17 April - 3 May 2021



Formal gardens, courtyard and Lower Orangery Garden

Ticketing information

Included in admission.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

We’re planting over 250,000 bulbs in our gardens for our first Tulip Festival in spring 2021.

Hampton Court Palace is already famous for its spring bulbs but this year we’re going even bigger. You’ll see spectacular displays of tulips throughout the formal gardens and also in our courtyards. The Lower Orangery Garden will host a display of rare specialist varieties, direct from the Netherlands.

The long history of tulip planting began at Hampton Court Palace with Mary II. The legacy of her interest in garden design and her extravagant tulip vases can still be seen today.

Find out more about the history of tulips and gardening tips from our gardeners with our dedicated Tulip trail running from 17 April to 3 May 2021.

The Pond Garden at Hampton Court Palace April 2019. Showing tulips in bloom
A close view of pink tulips spring bedding.
The South Front, looking across summer bedding of red tulips and purple phlox in the Great Fountain Garden. This photograph was taken by Historic Royal Palaces volunteer Debbie Farmer, winner of the 2017 Historic Royal Palaces Volunteers Photography Competition, 'Flora and Fauna at the palaces'. It was published in the July 2017 edition of Volunteer Voice.