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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 Families

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

20 and 23 November 2019

Hillsborough Castle

Wednesday 20 November at 2.00pm, Saturday 23 November at 11.00am

The South Terrace, looking south-east across the terrace flagstones towards the small topiary trees and summer shrubs. The Greek Temple is just seen through the castle portico in the background on the left of the image.
Things to see

Discover the ornamental lawns, meandering waterways, peaceful woodlands and picturesque glens that surround Hillsborough Castle.

Open daily

Hillsborough Castle

09:30-16:00 (last admission is 15:00)

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 for winter

Kew Palace

11:00 - 15:00

Separate ticket

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Luna Winter Cinema at Kensington Palace, showing a large event space lit in purple and pink. Chairs are arranged theatre-style and there is a large cinema screen at the far end, which is flanked by two Christmas trees.
Events Families

Experience iconic films from It's A Wonderful Life and Elf to Home Alone and Love Actually on the big screen at the Kensington Palace.

15-22 December 2019

Kensington Palace

See full schedule for details

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

NEW Christmas holly and foliage on the main table in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace
Events Member only

Join craft gardener Barbara Smith, to learn how to create a festive masterpiece for your table at home.

1 and 7 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 and 14:00

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.