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Open 10am–5pm (or dusk if earlier); daily; year-round (except 24–25 Dec). Please see website for more details.


Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Ham Street
TW10 7RS

On River Thames, signed from A307.

20 acres (8ha)

020 8940 1950

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Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

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


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


  • Children’s garden (not playground)
  • Sculpture

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

The 17th-century gardens at Ham House have been restored to their former glory. With formal gardens, a walled kitchen garden and space to retreat to come and relax in an environment filled with plants from the time of King Charles II. The kitchen garden has been at Ham since at least 1653 and is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London.

The Wilderness was part of the original 17th century garden and was a place to think and read.  It was also a space that demonstrated an ability to control nature, something that was a theme in 17th century garden design.  Explore all of the different compartments with their wild flowers and summer houses.  

Plants of special interest

  • Alliums
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Lavender
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • 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.