Grow like a pro

Top tips on lawns from our expert gardeners

Top tips on lawns from our expert gardeners

How to improve your lawn this spring

We have beautiful lawns at all our palaces and they take a lot of looking after. Our expert team of gardeners do daily battle with weeds, moss and wear and tear.   

If you're lucky enough to have a garden with a lawn, now is the time to show it some love and get it ready for summer. So grab a rake, a trowel, some grass seed and check out our top tips for lawn loveliness.

Greg's lawn guide

Get some lawn inspiration and top tips from Greg Leeson, Horticulture Manager at Hampton Court Palace.

The Glasshouse Nursery. Showing Garden and Estates team members Stuart Birnie and Amy Borthwick setting out rows of potted seedlings. Behind Amy the seedlings stretch the entire length of the Glasshouse.

How to prick out seedlings

Top tips for giving your seedlings more room to grow.

The Kitchen Garden looking south-east, 4 June 2014. Showing an overview of the vegetable plots set out in a grid pattern.

How and why to mulch

How our experts mulch the kitchen gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

The Long Border, looking south-west, showing summer bedding. Ducks are seen flying west over the garden wall.

Inspriation for summer flowerbeds

Swapping out the spring bulbs for summer flowers.

The Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace, showing bright planting and baroque architecture under a clear blue sky
Things to see

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

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Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A family of two women, a boy and a girl relax and admire the colourful planting in the Rose Garden at Hampton Court Palace. The Tudor palace can be seen in the background
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.

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Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Pond Gardens, looking north. Summer bedding is displayed in the flower beds.
Things to see

Discover the sunken gardens created for Henry VIII and transformed by Mary II.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)