Our kitchen garden supplies the cafe with fresh produce © David Watson Photography

Our kitchen garden supplies the cafe with fresh produce

Our restored kitchen garden

The kitchen garden has been at Ham since at least 1653 and is currently one of the most productive walled kitchen gardens in London. It provides our café with produce all year round, from purple-podded peas to salsify, skirret and scorzonera - we aim to be as true to the 17th century as we can.

  • Capture an amazing view from inside a summer house © Ham House National Trust


    The Wilderness was part of the original 17th-century garden and was a place to think and read.

  • One of our 17th-century style borders, in mid-May © NT

    South terrace border

    Our south terrace border is planted in the 17th-century style, with a wide seasonal interest.

  • The diamond-pattern box parterre here is filled with Dutch Lavender © Stephen Robson

    Cherry garden

    Amongst the domes of lavender and santolina is a statue of Bacchus, the god of wine.

Our plant stall

Grown by our volunteers - peat free plants for sale © Ham House National Trust

Buy plants grown at Ham to take home: our stall, run by our garden volunteers, is right by the shop.

Local children growing their own

Working with the garden team to develop a garden for the school to maintain © National Trust , Rosie Fyles

We grow fruit and vegetables with pupils from the Russell School in Ham. You can see their part of our garden behind the Orangery Café.

Garden produce

Our hands-on below stairs rooms

Our hands-on below stairs rooms

Visit the below stairs rooms where you can feel, touch and smell our garden produce. Each week, the gardeners provide us with seasonal herbs and vegetables fresh from the kitchen garden.

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