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HAM HOUSE GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Ham Street
Ham
Richmond
TW10 7RS

On River Thames, signed from A307.

12 acres

Tel
020 8940 1950

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Opening Hours

Daily (except 24 & 25 Dec), 10am–5pm.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Wildlife planting and features

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

Designed By
Graham Thomas

Designed by Graham Thomas (1975-9 re-creation) and 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-plus 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.        

In spring see a bulb display of 500,000 sequentially flowering bulbs in turf, formal border daffodils and tulips and an enlarged kitchen garden complete with apple orchard, historic crops and 17th century planting styles. Through summer, wildflower meadows, roses and woodland planting bloom.    

Autumn is spent harvesting vegetable and fruit bounty – come and try our seasonal dishes in the Orangery Café and purchase produce sold on Monday, Wednesday and Friday on site. In winter, visitors come to see a large collection of frosted topiary and clipped hedges, with further symmetry of more than 1,200 domed lavender plants.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Bluebells
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.