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Open Garden open 10am to 5pm, closes at 4pm in Winter. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please see our website for exact opening times.

HAM HOUSE AND GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Ham Street
Ham
Richmond
TW10 7RS

On River Thames, signed from A307.

18 acres (7.2ha)

Tel
020 8940 1950

Visit website

Admission

£12.20 with Gift Aid. Please see website for more admission prices.


RHS members

Free access applies throughout open period (excluding special event days).

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café
  • Children's activities
  • Children's playground
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Guide dogs only
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets

Features

  • Children’s garden (not playground)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Wildflower meadow

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

Designed By
Graham Thomas

Found on the banks of the River Thames, Ham is one of London’s secret treasure houses with garden and house designed together: imaginatively re-created over the past 40 years. With formal gardens that include the Cherry Garden parterre and long borders, a 17th-century woodland wilderness complete with summer houses and 16 compartments and a large, productive walled kitchen garden, Ham’s gardens are continually being developed.    

2018 brings a continued focus on a historic spring bulb display and an enlarged Kitchen Garden complete with historic crops and planting styles. Summer sees the garden team highlighting the role of women gardeners in productive gardens throughout history.

Autumn is spent harvesting vegetable and fruit bounty - come and try our seasonal dishes in the Orangery Café, pick your own from our family tasting garden and take home a Ham Vegetable bag. In winter, visitors come to see a large collection of frosted topiary and clipped hedges, with further symmetry of domed lavender and santolina. 

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.