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.

 

 

Garden trails

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

Thursday-Sunday

The trails take 30 minutes to an hour

Where

The Gardens


Ticketing information

Included in admission.


Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Buy Hillsborough Castle & Gardens tickets

Grab your wellies!

Throw on your coat and wellies and follow one of our wonderful garden trails in search of seasonal highlights such as Cyclamens and Darmea.

With up to 100 acres to explore, there will be plenty to see and lots of wildlife to discover.

Collect a trail from the admissions desk on arrival.

Garden Highlights Tour

Our Head Gardner, Claire Woods takes you on a one-way route round our garden highlights and Instragrammable views! She has selected some of her favourite plants to look out for and top tips. 

The garden walk is approximately 2.1km and takes 30 minutes.

Download a gardens highlights trail map (PDF)

Explorer's trail

Find hidden spaces, secret corners and spot wildlife on our gardens and lake walk. 

Short loop 2.7km
Long loop 3.1km

Download an Explorer's trail (PDF)