Lion rampant heraldic beast in the Chapel Court Garden at Hampton Court Palace. Photo May 2015.
This garden was one of the pleasant surprises upon my return to Hampton Court. In the 15 years since my last visit, this space opened in 2009 for the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. The design is based on the view seen through the arches in The Family of Henry VIII painting (even though the painting actually depicts the Great Garden at Whitehall Palace – more info from the Royal Collection website).