Hampton Court Gardens London
We love gardens! While in London, we were guided to the Hampton Court Gardens by the pleasant bellman at our hotel, Amba Charing Cross. We strolled across the Jubilee pedestrian bridge over the Thames to Waterloo Station on the southside and took a train out to west London to Hampton Court.
Hampton Court was began in 1515 as residence for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. King Henry VIII took over the estate 1529, when Wolsey fell out of his favor.
The walls around the estate are lined with decorative plantings.
Many of the gardens at Hampton Court are free. We remained in these free gardens and were not disappointed. There was a wonderful variety of foliage and different styles of gardens.
The tunnel of vines was maybe our favorite part.
The informal gardens were wild and colorful.
Formal rose gardens were in brilliant bloom.
After enjoying our afternoon in the soon wandering the gardens, we took the train back to our hotel, just as the London rain began. Another wonderful free thing to do in London.
I hope that you have enjoyed our photos from Hampton Court. A future blog will focus on the exterior of the palace. If you love garden, then check out our other gardens tours.