Trumpeters’ House lies on Crown Land, once the site of Richmond Palace, built by Henry VII in the 16th century. Elizabeth I died in this Palace in 1603 and it remained in royal ownership until the death of Charles I, when it was sold and subsequently demolished. The gardens were restored in the 1950s after the new house suffered bomb damage during WW2. A huge lawn rolls down to the river, with a series of garden ‘rooms’ emerging and old fruit trees appearing throughout the garden. Many paths lead to a pond filled with water lilies and carp. There is also a newly-planted ornamental pear tree avenue, formal knot gardens, an arid garden and a working artist’s studio. Enjoy the outlook from well-positioned benches. This garden is seldom open to the public.