Created for Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and featuring the Tuscan Temple
Discover the charming formal garden and 19th-century folly that adjoin the South Terrace of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.
The Jubilee Parterre was created to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and redesigned in 2016 to a design by Catherine Fitzgerald.
A parterre is a formal garden, created by arranging planting beds symmetrically and linking pathways with tightly-clipped box border hedges.
The parterre at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens was recently replanted in a white colour scheme and opens out to stunning views of the Wild Meadow on the South Lawn.
In summer the South Terrace, which is directly overlooked from the castle, features an array of colourful thymes, hardy geraniums and roses.
In early spring plants to note include ancient wisteria on the walls of the castle and the yellow flowering thornless rose (Rosa Banskii Lutia). Later in the spring you can spot Mexican lilies.
Overlooking the South Terrace is the State Drawing Room, which features French windows that lead into this stunning terrace, down to the Jubilee Parterre. Members of the Royal Family enter the gardens through these doors for the annual royal garden party, which takes place on the South Lawn.
This mid-19th century folly marks the end of the original Moira Road as it entered The Square behind.
Temples such as this were usually set within a landscape so this setting is unusual, but had the advantage of offering shelter for those wishing to admire the view.
From here you can see the entire South Terrace, the Jubilee Parterre, Yew Tree Walk and Lady Alice's Temple in the distance.
In our home section you will find stylish lifestyle home accessories and furnishings, including cushions, tapestries, ornaments and much more which will add those finishing touches to make your room complete.
Choose from our stunning collection of jewellery, including pieces inspired by the palaces and the people who lived in them. These beautiful collections include necklaces, rings, earrings, charm bracelets, bangles and pendants.
Exclusive English fine bone chine tea sets inspired by our historic royal palaces. Collect our traditional Palace china afternoon tea sets, with designs including elements from all our royal palaces.