Garden of the Month, April 2001
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace and Gardens are located in the southern part of greater
London, England. Dating to the time of Henry VIII, it is one of the great
palace gardens of England, very extensive both in the palace and in the
gardens. Beside the photos below (taken July 2000) there is an old grape
vine inside a glasshouse still harvested, and perhaps the oldest in the
world; a laburnum arch in early summer; the oldest hedge maze in Britain
(1691); great fountain and bedding gardens; a newly restored Baroque-style
privy garden; and the site of the great flower show each July (see future
gardens of month here for some pictures of the latter).
In a hurry or want an overview of some of these? Then check out
the Slide Show.