the garden at hampton court

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A series of cold, crisp winter days have resulted in some beautiful photos of the palaces this week. Thanks to all who shared their best snaps with us! Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Share your best shot using #PalacePhoto and it could be featured in next week’s selection.  

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Plant of the Day

Thursday 28 July 2016

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Blaumeise’ is a vigorous deciduous shrub with dark green leaves which exhibit autumn colours, and have flattened flower heads with up to 15 large, lilac-blue florets in mid and late summer. Here the shrub was the star of the Japanese inspired garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

Jill Raggett

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It’s proving trickier and trickier to make our selection for Photos of the Week. Thank you to everyone who has shared their snaps with us - we’ve loved seeing them!

Don’t forget to share your best shots with us using #PalacePhoto or tweeting them @HRP_Palaces. 

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Happy Friday! This week, Hampton Court Palace’s rose garden, a stormy looking Tower of London and white fluffy clouds over Kew Palace all feature in our Photos of the Week. A big thank you to everyone who shared their snaps with us.

Have you taken a great shot of the palaces? Don’t forget to share yours with us using #PalacePhoto

Photos of the Week

Happy Friday! Here are our Photos of the Week to brighten up your lunchtime.

Have you taken a great shot of the palaces? Don’t forget to share it with us on Twitter and Instagram using #PalacePhoto.

Tulips in bloom outside Kew Palace. Photo by andie_dew on Instagram.

Two of the White Tower’s cupolas peeking over the Waterloo Block of the Tower of London. Photo by jehmie on Instagram.

The beautiful Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace. Photo by alishaclynch on Instagram.

A stunning view of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace. Photo by @marliz2 on Instagram.

Happy Friday! A big thank you to everyone who has shared their photos of the palaces with us this week. Here’s our pick of the bunch to brighten up your morning.

Have you taken a great palace photo? Share yours with us using #PalacePhoto or tweet us @HRP_Palaces.

A stormy looking sky above Hampton Court Palace. Photo via @jckleb on Instagram.

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Plant of the Day
Wednesday 27 July 2016

Dianthus ‘Mojito’ (garden pink) produces masses of large white, scented single flowers, with serrated edges and unusual lime green eyes, throughout summer. The plants need to grow in full sun, with a well-drained soil, they reach about 30cm high. The display of plants at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show also include some Dianthus cup-cakes!

Jill Raggett