Boy and Dolphin Fountain statue in the Hyde Park rose garden in autumn
Hyde Park


Discover the gardens of the Royal Parks. Glorious, inspiring gardens to explore all year round.

Gardens for all seasons

The Royal Parks are home to a wealth of beautiful gardens – some world famous and well loved, others hidden gems.

Whether you want to leave the world behind for an hour to stroll through a woodland garden in springtime, enjoy the glory of a rose garden in full summer bloom or just crunch through the autumn leaves, there’s a garden within the Royal Parks for you. Whatever your mood, whatever the reason, and whatever the season.

Some of the gardens and parks feature formal layouts, such as St. James’s Park and The Regent’s Park, designed by John Nash, and Andre Le Notre’s Greenwich Park. You can contrast these heritage gardens with the more contemporary community, woodland and wildlife gardens – like Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg’s beautiful Pollinator Pathmaker garden in Kensington Gardens. 

As anyone who gardens knows, a gardener’s work is never done. Our Royal Parks teams work year round, planting, conserving and caring for the historic gardens. We’re responsible for major restoration projects, such as the lottery-funded restorations at the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, Brompton Cemetery and currently Greenwich Park.

Creating gardens that don’t cost the Earth

We want to create beautiful gardens, but we’re committed to creating those gardens sustainably and responsibly. That’s why our bedding plants are now grown peat-free and locally at our Hyde Park super nursery. And we make planting choices based on wildlife, biodiversity and sustainability.

Would you like to lend a hand?

If you’re interested in becoming a garden volunteer or even thinking of a career in horticulture, take a look at our volunteering opportunities and get in touch.

  • The rose garden

    The Rose Garden in Greenwich Park

    This popular rose garden is located on the eastern side of the park and forms the backdrop to the Ranger's House.

  • Roses and a person in Queen Mary's Gardens in summer

    Queen Mary's Gardens

    Queen Mary’s Gardens are world-famous and home to London’s largest collection of roses, with 12,000 roses in bloom each year.

  • Flowers next to the Isabella Plantation

    Isabella Plantation

    The Isabella Plantation is a 40 acre woodland garden set within a Victorian woodland plantation planted in the 1830s. Find out more.

  • The Avenue gardens

    The Avenue Gardens

    These Victorian style gardens are located at the end of the Broad walk near Chester Gate and include the Bog Garden, English Gardens and Lion Vase.

  • St John's Lodge gardens

    St. John's Lodge garden

    Built around 1818 by John Raffield, St. John’s Lodge is now a private residence, but the main garden has public access from the Inner Circle.

  • Kensington Gardens Italian Gardens in summer

    Italian Gardens

    The Italian Gardens are a beautiful ornamental water garden on the north side of Kensington Gardens, featuring an elaborate mix of four main basins.

  • The Flower garden in spring

    The Flower Garden

    Laid out in the 1890’s The Flower Garden is one of the horticultural show pieces of Greenwich Park.

  • The Rose Garden in Hyde Park

    The Rose Garden in Hyde Park

    A spectacular garden featuring rose planting mixed with herbaceous planting to create rich seasonal flower beds and strong scents.