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Florimania at Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is celebrating a huge milestone this year: It’s turning 500! Basically, the Palace could be the great grandmother of my home country. Crazy, right? I really love Hampton Court and have gone multiple times. It’s one of my favourite things to do in London, and I’d love to live by the river down there one day. 

Over Mother’s Day weekend, Hampton Court celebrated both occasions by setting up stunning flower displays in the William III Apartments and even had flower arranging demonstrations. I’m not sure that I can even pick a favourite display. (Although if you twisted my arm, I’d probably pick one of the gorgeous purple tulip displays.) 

Hampton Court always has great events on, so you’d do well just to keep an eye on their website for upcoming events. This post is very flower picture heavy so if you want to read a post that focuses more on the interior of Hampton Court you can read my post from last year. 

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Have you been to Hampton Court Palace before? 

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  • Hampton Court is so lovely! I did a needlework workshop there last Easter which was so much fun, and so lovely to have it in such a pretty setting. I need to go back to properly explore though! xxx

    • Ohh, needlework workshop sounds really neat! I wonder if they’ll do it again this year? I’d love to go, if so! x

  • Oh I love flowers! What a fun display in a gorgeous location!

  • Beautiful photos! I haven’t properly visited Hampton Court yet, only run around it, so I am excited to go soon 🙂

  • I’ve only ever been to Hampton Court Palace once for a concert to see Ringo Starr. It rained the whole day but it still looked very pretty. It’s definitely on my list of places to visit in the summer 🙂

  • All of these flowers are goregous! I’ve never been to the Hampton Court Palace, but it will definitely be on my radar for my next trip to London!

  • You totally made me laugh at the great grandma thing!!

  • Yowza…500 years old! I really dig how much history this country has. I wish I had the power to bring the oldest structures to life so they could tell me everything they’ve seen over the years. Those trees in the 7th picture are so dense — they look like outdoor shelters! Do you know what kind they are?

  • I do so love all of your London adventures, I have never been to Hampton Court Palace before but it looks gorgeous! x

  • Oh I can’t wait to visit this weekend with Traverse, I’ve been before but a few years ago. Love your stunning floral shots

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • My favourite palace. I’m taking my husband there this summer, I must. Plus, they have a Caravaggio! A Cara-frigging-vaggio. I only discovered that by accident when I was there with my step daughter x

    • It’s my favourite palace as well. I think it’s just mind blowing. I’d pick it over Kensington any day! x

  • Oh wow, how beautiful! I wouldn’t be able to pick a favourite from all of those flowers either. I’ve lived in London most of my life and have never been to Hampton Court Palace.. oops!

    • Hehe that’s okay – there are a lot of places in my hometown that I’ve never gone at all! I do really, really recommend HCP though! x

  • I’d love to be able to live back in time for about a week probably. And then come back to the world of plumbing and hygiene. 😉 x

  • He’s never been?! You have to take him! Sometimes we go and just pay the few pound entrance to go into the gardens and picnic in the summer! x

  • Thank you so much! I do love it there! x

  • I’ve only been to Hampton Court once but I feel there is so much I still want to see there! I always love your Hampton Court posts.

  • Loved scrolling through the photos

  • Flowers flowers flowers! I love going places with flower exhibitions on, I think I should have been a flower arranger.

  • Andrea

    Love the photos! The flowers are remarkably beautiful!

  • I need to go! It’s so close to me! I went ice skating there in December but didn’t go inside – soon!

    • You’ll love it! It’s my favourite Royal residence (of the ones I’ve seen so far.) The only downside is that there’s no dress up box. Although they do have cloaks for you to wear around…:) x

  • Gorgeous photos, great colors!

  • Thanks to you my list of places to visit in London is growing! I lovethe outfit picture, it’s always interesting to see how people used to dress to me!

  • The gardens will be stunning in August when all the flowers are out! xx

  • Nice photos! I have to say I agree with you – I’d pick up one of those purple flower arrangements 🙂