Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival

120,000 bulbs, 60 varieties, 1 iconic palace

120,000 bulbs, 60 varieties, 1 iconic palace

When

12 April - 02 May 2022

Wednesday - Sunday, 10.00-17.30

Ticketing information

Our skilled gardeners have worked hard to plant a variety of bulbs to ensure the longevity of our displays. However, tulip flowering periods are subject to the lottery of the spring weather and so are not guaranteed.

Updates on flowering will be shared on social media and this webpage.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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This spring sees the return of our annual Tulip Festival, which will fill the courtyards and gardens of Hampton Court Palace with over 120,000 tulips - the biggest Tulip Festival in the UK!

Tulips have always been synonymous with spring, heralding the start of the warmer days to come. Why not take a stroll around the gardens and immerse yourself in the spectacular displays of flourishing blooms?

This year's spectacular event will feature over 60 rare, historic and specialist varieties inspired by Mary ll's famous 17th century collection at Hampton Court Palace. You will be greeted by a sea of tulips across the palace gardens, including breath-taking floating tulips vases in the fountains. Pick up your free Tulip Festival guide to find out more about individual varieties and the history of tulips at the palace.

With blooming periods subject to weather, our expert gardeners predict our displays will look their finest in mid-April. Become a member and return for free to see our flower beds evolve as different varieties bloom. 

Share your photos with us using the hashtag #TulipFest22

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.
Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

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Illustration of the Artisan Festival at Hampton Court
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Explore our artisan festival in the spacious East Gardens of the stunning Hampton Court Palace this summer.

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