Platinum Jubilee Blooms at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens


01 June - September


In the gardens.

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Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is joining in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a colourful, vibrant display of flowers in castle gardens. Come and see new colours and patterns in the gardens, taking time to experience the nature that surrounds you. 

Creating a more intimate version of the Tower of London’s Superbloom, the display will be planted in spring by the gardens team using a specially designed seed mix designed by Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design, University of Sheffield. Planted, grown and maintained by Historic Royal Palaces’ garden teams, the flower display will see new wildlife visiting the gardens, with pollinators being attracted to the nectar rich flowers in the seed mix.

Mini Superblooms will also appear at Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace during the summer as part of Historic Royal Palaces tribute to Her Majesty the Queen and to celebrate her 70-year reign, the longest of any British Monarch.

An image of a pink magnolia plant.
Events Tours and talks

Enjoy the splendour of the gardens after-hours with Garden Manager Claire Woods for an extra special tour celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

07 June 2022

Hillsborough Castle


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Lady Alice's Temple, looking west across the terrace and pond. 

This domed temple was given as a wedding gift to Lady Alice Hill by her brother, the 5th Marquess of Downshire in 1867. A circular seat inside the temple sits behind a screen of Ionic columns.
Things to see

Take a seat in this 19th-century temple and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding gardens.


Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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