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.
The Wilderness was part of the original 17th-century garden and was a place to think and read.
South terrace border
Our south terrace border is planted in the 17th-century style, with a wide seasonal interest.
Amongst the domes of lavender and santolina is a statue of Bacchus, the god of wine.
Our plant stall
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
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.
Fri 1 Aug, 2.30pm
Join Dave Howard, Ham's gardener of 33 years, and find out more about this important river meadow.
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