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Hampton Court, Herefordshire

Hampton Court is a 15th century castle with 12 acres of gardens that have been transformed over the last 10 years by Simon Dorrell and David Wheeler. There is a conservatory designed by Joseph Paxton, Dutch Garden, Yew maze, Wisteria arch and ornamental Kitchen Garden.

Head Gardener's Comment

Hampton Court Gardens are magnificent new gardens set in the grounds of a late medieval castle and surrounded by a thousand acres of parkland. Rescued from neglect in 1994, the gardens have been revived and transformed. Estate masons and carpenters have meticulously restored many original structures, and inspirational new features have been added. Today, water canals, island pavilions, avenues and borders complement the established planting of the earlier eras. The Gardens are a peaceful haven but also a place of exploration with a maze, Gothic Tower and secret tunnel to a waterfall. The Ornamental Kitchen Garden is both beautiful and productive and visitors can sample its delicious organic produce in the Orangery Restaurant, or enjoy a picnic on the lawn.

Photograph © Sabina Rüber
Photograph © Sabina Rüber
Photograph © Sabina Rüber
Photograph © Pete Duxon
Photograph © Pete Duxon
Photograph © Pete Duxon
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood

History

Founded by King Henry IV in the early 15th century as a reward for a knights bravery at Agincourt, the castle and gardens have been remodeled several times during their long history.

Plants of note

Ornamental working Kitchen Garden
150 yr old Wisteria Arch
Maze with hidden tunnel, tower and sunken garden

Hampton Court, Hope under Dinmore, Leominster, Herefordshire, Herefordshire, England, HR6 0PN

Late March to Late October. Daily except Monday and Friday. Open 11am to 5pm.

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