The Duchess of Cambridge opens new Magic Garden designed by Milton Keynes company
Milton Keynes' Frosts Landscapes was behind the complete build of the incredible Hampton Court Palace Magic Garden which was opened by The Duchess of Cambridge last week.
The stunning new garden and family play space is located in Henry VIII’s former tiltyard where Tudor jousting tournaments took place.
It brings together the palace’s rich history and mythology with fun playground structures and is divided into themed areas, including a tournament ground, wildwood, mythical beasts’ lair, maze-like topiary garden, encampment, and a spiral mount with moat and grotto.
“This has been an incredible project to work and to finally be able to share the Magic Garden with the public is a real joy,” said Ken White, Managing Director at Frosts Landscapes.
“The garden will become an iconic part of London, and as the plants mature, the garden’s landscape design will fully blossom into a stunning setting for children’s adventure and imagination.”
As visiting families move through the garden, they meet challenges and engage with stories of the palace’s former royal residents.
Children have a variety of imaginative play options, from a treetop walkway and brightly-coloured helter-skelters echoing the 16th-century tiltyard towers that once stood in the space, to a sandpit with a slumbering a ‘fire’-breathing dragon to climb on.