His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Autumn harvest displays

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

When

From 9 October to 15 November


Ticketing information

Included in gardens admission. Members go free. Please pre-book your timeslot.

 


Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Buy Hillsborough Gardens only ticket

Wrap up warm and come and see our wonderful autumn displays in the walled garden, Shell house and Pavilion.

Our team of expert gardeners have been growing a wide array of fruit and vegetables this year which are now ready for harvest.

Then enjoy a delicious treat in the café from our seasonal menu, with many ingredients fresh from the Walled Garden.

Seasonal produce from the Walled garden is harvested and used in the Hillsborough Cafe.

Halloween at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, 2020
Visitors looking at the vegetables growing in the Walled Garden
Pumpkin growing in the Walled Garden
The Main Lawn. Showing shrubs in the foreground and trees seen across the lawn.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in gardens admission (members go free)

Gardener picking apples from a tree in the Walled Garden.
Things to see

Enter the castle grounds through this 18th-century walled garden, which has been expertly restored using traditional methods.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A group of visitor enjoy a wander around the Granville Garden in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on a warm Summers Day. The open iron gates of the garden are visible in the foregrouns and a blue clouded sky above is in start contract to the bright green of Europe's largest rhododendron, also visible behind the garden.
Things to see

Take a moment in this elegant rose garden created by Lady Granville, aunt to Her Majesty The Queen.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)