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A green, white and yellow floral display in a period panelled room
Events Things to see

The much-loved Florimania extravaganza returns, bringing the palace to life with vibrant floral displays and the sweet scents of spring.

20 - 22 March 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A lady and four young children walk down stone steps on the South Terrace towards the Jubilee Parterre. The South Façade of the Hillsborough Castle is visible in the background and a blue sky hangs above. The sun is shining brightly and highlights the nearby box-trimmed hedges and white flowers.
Things to see

Discover a charming formal garden and find out why the castle's 19th-century summer house is so unusual.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Great Pagoda at Kew surrounded by blue sky and green trees
Highlights Things to see

See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.

Closed until 3 April 2020 for winter.

Kew Palace

11:00 - 15:00

Separate ticket

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The Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing a stream running through a woody green area under a blue sky
Events Member only

Join us for a member-only guided tour through the Gardens at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

25 March, 25 April, 22 May and 13 June 2020

Hillsborough Castle

25 March and 22 May at 13.30, 25 April and 13 June at 11.00

Free (advance booking required)

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The Glen at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, showing a stream running through a woody green area under a blue sky
Events Member only

Learn more about the background to the Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

3 April 2020

Hillsborough Castle

13.30

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

NOW
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Events Member only

Learn more about the often overlooked flowers of our native and ornamental trees at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

1 May 2020

Hillsborough Castle

13.30

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Other pages that may be of interest

Planting in the nurseries at Hampton Court Palace, showing The National Collection of Queen Mary II Exoticks

National plant collections

Hampton Court Palace is the holder of three important National Plant Collections – Heliotropium, Lantana and Queen Mary II’s Exoticks which is designated a Heritage Collection.

The Glasshouse Nursery. Showing Stuart Birnie, member of the Garden and Estates team, looking after a variety of summer bedding plants.

Our growing year

A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.

Garden highlights

Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.

Green and gold dragons on the Pagoda at Kew Palace

How we brought dragons back to Kew

80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the White Garden at Kensington Palace

Modern Royals

Kensington Palace is the official residence of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and Prince Harry.

An exterior photo of the South facade of Hillsborough Castle on a sunny September day. Framed by greenery.

About the project

Historic Royal Palaces is embarking on an exciting project - we’re opening the doors of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens for everyone to explore the stories of this extraordinary place, and take part in its inspiring new future.