Pac-Man on the Lawn at Hampton Court Palace: Adventure-a-Day #27

With considerable care and delicacy, the arborists of Hampton Court keep the trees in shape. The shape they use for some of the yew trees makes me smile.

A giant softly pyramidal yew tree appears to be gliding across the lawn chasing some trees and some people

Giant Pac-Man tree at Hampton Court Palace (Photo credit Jill Browne)

All right, am I crazy, or does this big dark green tree look like one of the ghosts in Pac-Man? Deedle dee deedle dee!

Click on the picture to enlarge it if you’d like the maximum effect.

Disclosure: I had this adventure on September 28, 2012 at Hampton Court Palace, just like Adventure #26. I was of sound mind at the time. I paid my own way. In fact, I bought an annual membership to Historic Royal Palaces so I could go back again and again. If you only want to see the gardens and not the palace, it costs less and some of it is free.

More disclosure


This is my standard form of disclosure that I am retroactively adding to all blog posts done before April 1, 2018, and will add to all new posts.

1. Is this experience open to the public?


2. Who paid the cost of me doing this?

I did.

3. Did I get any compensation or special consideration for writing this blog post?


4. Would I be as positive about this place if I had gone as a regular visitor?

Yes. I did go as a regular visitor.



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