The Broad Walk

The Broad Walk (HM28EJ)

Location: Molesey, England KT8 9AU Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 24.159', W 0° 20.185'

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These gardens have been famous for their displays of massed bedding plants since they were opened to the public by Queen Victoria (r1837-1901).
Queen Caroline's flower border
Queen Caroline, the wife of George II (r1727-1760), was an enthusiastic gardener. She had the first flower border planted along the half mile long Broad Walk. Today it is the longest mixed flower garden in Britain. It features many old English plants first re-introduced in the 1920's by palace historian, Ernest Law.
Victorian bedding
When Queen Victoria opened these gardens to the public, their busy formal designs, overshadowed by great yew trees, were finally replaced with popular seasonal displays of massed flower bedding.
During the First World War (1914-18) these flower beds were turned over to grow vegetables.
Victorian revival
Today, our gardeners carry on the tradition of seasonal bedding displays. The 28 beds of the Great Fountain Garden are planted with bulbs, summer annuals, all grown in the palace nurseries.
Hampton Court holds the National Plant Collections of Heliotropium and Lantana species. You can find some of them in the summer planting.
HM NumberHM28EJ
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Date Added Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 685265 N 5697969
Decimal Degrees51.40265000, -0.33641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 24.159', W 0° 20.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 24' 9.5399999999999" N, 0° 20' 11.1" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey England KT8 9AU, GB
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