The gardens come to life in spring with a mass of flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and formal gardens.
Summer sees the spectacular herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens at its best, while Queen Mary II’s Exotics come out in the Lower Orangery Garden.
The Great Vine grapes are harvested at the end of the summer then the autumn colours in the Tiltyard, Wilderness and 20th Century Garden as deer rut in Home Park.
In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we’re lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden.
After all these interesting facts we thought we should check our selves the wonders of the gardens at Hampton Court Palace, so we started at the beginning, we visited to see the wilderness and the formal gardens which didn’t disappoint. It was a sunny but a little chilly day, it didn’t matter because the magic of this place transformed all of us and transported us to another time, times of grandeur and treason…… we all walked around trying to find the ghosts of the past, but the only thing we found was the amazing energy of the garden.