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Hampton Court, from the park
Trees in Hampton Court Park

Hampton Court Park – sometimes called the Home Park – is adjacent to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens in southwest London, United Kingdom.

It is a walled deer park of around 700 acres (2.8 km²) in area and has been open to the public since 1894. The A308 road and the River Thames form its boundaries. North of the A308 is the better-known Bushy Park.

The annual Hampton Court Flower Show is held in 25 acres (100,000 m2) of the Home Park. It is organized by the Royal Horticultural Society and began in 1990. Many prefer it to the better known Chelsea Flower Show because there is more space, and plants and equipment can be bought at the show. As it is the world's most popular event of this type extensive traffic jams can build up. To avoid these visitors should arrive early or by public transport. The show has sometimes been criticized for risking damage to historic features in the park.

One of the main features of the park is The Long Water which runs roughly eastward from the back of Hampton Court Palace. At the eastern end is the Golden Jubilee Fountain.

The Mediaeval Oak

The Mediaeval oak is said to be 750 years old.

A tree, called the Mediaeval Oak (or Methuselah's Oak), situated in one of the tees for the golf course in the southern part of the park, is said to be 750 years old.

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Coordinates: 51°24′13″N 0°19′36″W / 51.40357°N 0.32655°W / 51.40357; -0.32655

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