Just want to clarify: we are focused on the gardens rather than the palace itself, and might even enjoy a picnic lunch from Marks and Spencer nearby. I believe the gardens are free to visit and that picnicking is also permitted. (How convenient and lucky to also take in the roof garden at M&S the same day!)
When are the flowers in bloom? We are going on 3/24-4/1 and I am wondering if we will get to see the gardens with flowers.