The Garden at Buckingham Palace

In a first for this royal residence, Buckingham Palace is opening up its glorious gardens to visitors this summer, with a unique opportunity to picnic in the grounds. Bask in the sunshine and drink in views of the palace, then take a leisurely stroll through these resplendent gardens.

You’ll be free to wander around the winding paths at your own pace, experiencing the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London. Highlights include the 156-metre meticulously maintained herbaceous border, the imposing ‘Horse Chestnut Avenue’, clusters of plane trees planted over 100 years ago by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island, home to the Buckingham Palace bees.

If you’re aged 16 or over, you’ll need to scan the NHS QR code using your NHS COVID-19 app, or provide your name and contact details at the tills on arrival.

These details will be kept securely for 21 days and will be provided to the NHS if requested. In order to make the most of your time in the gardens, we recommend you download the NHS COVID-19 app prior to your visit.

If you plan to picnic in the grounds, please take note of a few DOs and DON’Ts. You are welcome to bring:

All items must be no larger than 55 x 35cm in order to pass through airport-style security scanners.

The following items are not permitted:

Thank you for following these guidelines.

Please note tickets are non-refundable