Explore 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland
Updated 19 December: In line with the latest government guidance, Hampton Court Palace and gardens will be closed from 20 December until further notice. Please note this also includes the ice rink and Magic Garden.
Hampton Court Palace’s world-famous gardens include 60 acres of spectacular formal gardens and 750 acres (304 hectares) of parkland, all set within a loop of the River Thames.
Our gardens are home to the world's oldest puzzle maze, a record-breaking grape vine, three National Plant Collections and a huge variety of wildlife, including the descendants of Henry VIII’s deer herd.
Summer sees the spectacular herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens at its best, while Queen Mary II's Exoticks come out in the Lower Orangery Garden.
In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we're lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden.
The gardens come to life in spring with over one million flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and a riot of colour in the formal gardens.
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.More about our national plant collections
Frequently asked questions about the beautiful gardens at Hampton Court Palace.Read our FAQs
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