TQ1568 : A pergola in Hampton Court Palace gardens

taken 6 years ago, near to East Molesey, Surrey, Great Britain

A pergola in Hampton Court Palace gardens
A pergola in Hampton Court Palace gardens
The renaissance garden, which Henry VIII made at Hampton Court in the 1530s, was designed to outshine Francis I's palace garden at Fontainbleau. The garden was converted to the baroque style between 1660 and 1702. After Charles II became king, in 1660, he employed John Rose to make the Long Water, inspired by Versailles. When William of Orange left Holland to become King of England, in 1688, he and Mary were delighted with Hampton Court. The air was fresher than Greenwich and kinder to William's asthma. William employed George London and Daniel Marot, who kept the canal, planted a network of avenues and made two great parterres, which later monarchs neglected. Hampton Court Palace gardens are now far from neglected and attract thousands of visitors. They are particularly attractive in spring.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1582 6875 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.3576N 0:20.1744W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1577 6877
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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