Gardening Event:Tulip Festival 2021 at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Gardening Event, Sat 17 Apr - Mon 3 May 2021

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Hampton Court Palace


East Molesey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 2 - Sun 18 Apr Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
Sat 17 Apr - Mon 3 May Tulip Festival 2021
Tue 6 - Sun 11 Jul Hampton Court Flower Show 2021


We’re planting over 100,000 bulbs in our gardens for our first Tulip Festival in spring 2021.

Hampton Court Palace is already famous for its spring bulbs but this year we’re going even bigger. You’ll see spectacular displays of tulips throughout the formal gardens and also in our courtyards. The Lower Orangery Garden will host a display of over 60 rare historic and specialist varieties, direct from the Netherlands.

The long history of tulip planting began at Hampton Court Palace with Mary II. The legacy of her interest in garden design and her extravagant tulip vases can still be seen today.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Apr - Mon 3 May 2021 10:00 to 16:00


Included in palace admission (members go free)


See location of Hampton Court Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

By car:
The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. From the A3 and then the A309.

By train:
South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.

By bus:
From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513
From Richmond - R68*
*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.

By MInibus/coach:
Drop-off and collection points:
•Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance).
•Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance).

By River boat:
From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).

Car parking
Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.

Accessible parking
There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour
Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets