Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace and the surrounding gardens are a great day out for all the family.
The spectacular formal gardens at Hampton Court cover 60 acres and are set within a loop of the River Thames.
From the Palace, enjoy the Great Fountain Garden with its circular pond and avenues and at the far end, the Long Water.
The magnificent Privy Garden was originally laid out for William III and includes topiary, fountains, statues, hornbeam bower and flower beds.
Visit in the Spring and head to the Wilderness to enjoy the magnificent display of flowering bulbs. This is on the site of Henry VIII’s orchard.
In the summer, the herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens is at its best.
The Magic Garden was formally opened by the Duchess of Cambridge in March 2016.
Other features to look out for are the Knot Garden, Pond Garden with the Banqueting House, Orangery, the Kitchen Garden and the world’s oldest Puzzle Maze.
Don’t miss the Great Vine. Planted by ‘Capability’ Brown in 1768, it is the largest grape vine in the world.
Hampton Court is one of the Royal Palaces.