The Gardens at Hampton Court
The Gardens at Hampton Court Herefordshire, recently completed, are one of the most ambitious garden creations of our time.
Original Victorian garden walls enclose stunning new flower gardens divided by canals, island pavilions and pleached avenues. The kitchen garden is an ornamental garden of fruit and vegetables. It is managed organically, supplying produce to the Orangery Restaurant for its seasonal menu.
There is a maze of a thousand yews with a gothic tower at its centre. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the gardens or descend underground to a tunnel that leads to a waterfall in the sunken garden. Beautiful herbaceous borders stretch out from a one hundred and fifty year old wisteria tunnel that leads to vast lawns and ancient trees beside the castle. Beyond the lawns are riverside and woodland walks.
Adjoining the castle, in the grand conservatory designed by Joseph Paxton in 1846, is the Orangery Café. Here delicious lunches and teas can be enjoyed.
Complete your day out by visiting our beautiful Garden Bothy Gift Shop where you will find plants to remind you of your visit, garden ornamentals and most unusual gifts including Fair Trade and local crafts and all at reasonable prices!
Your Questions Answered
Every Monday during July and August our Head Gardener, Hannah, will be availably to answer your gardening questions. You will find her in the Kitchen Gardens between 2pm and 3pm.