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Top tips on mulching from our experts

Top tips on mulching from our experts

How and why to mulch

If you can get your hands on some mulch, now is the time to get it onto your veg, herb and flower beds. 

Mulch is great for stopping weeds, retaining moisture and gives a professional looking finish to your beds. Your plants will love you for it.

Ian's guide to mulching

In this video, our Nursery Manager Ian Tocher  takes us through the rules of mulching in the Kitchen Garden 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.

A woman and her two children enjoy playing on the South Lawn Hillsborough Castle and Gardens on a bright sunny day

How to improve your lawn

Get your grass gorgeous for summer.

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

Inspiration for summer flowerbeds

Swapping out spring bulbs for summer flowers.

The Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace under a bright blue sky. Showing varieties of planting in the foreground and the Tudor palace in the background
Things to see

Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.


Hampton Court Palace


The Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing the pergola in the distance surrounded by planting and bedding. An archway surrounds the frame of the image and there is a blue cloudy sky
Things to see

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


Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.


Kensington Palace