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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

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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.

Closed

Hampton Court Palace

Free

The Pinetum - Halloween at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, 2020
Things to see

Explore the spooktacular hidden Pinetum for a scary tree climb this Halloween.

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

Gardener picking apples from a tree in the Walled Garden.
Things to see

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

Open

Hillsborough Castle

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

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Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Events

Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns for another year this Christmas.

20 November 2020 to 3 January 2021 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 – 21:00 (20:00 last skate)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

A lady stands in a Georgian room, looking around her at the gold-framed paintings adorning the Red Room. The walls are covered in deep red silk damask and a marble fireplace is visible. An older couple can be seen in the background, also looking at the paintings.
Things to see

Political history meets royal life and a spectacular collection of art, deep in the heart of Hillsborough Castle.

Closed for winter

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

Other pages that may be of interest

The west front of Hampton Court Palace with the gardens in the foreground under a blue sky.

What's included in your palace ticket

Explore the home of Henry VIII, his wives and children with an admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace.

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.