Garden history tours

Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover more about the gardens at Ham House and their 17th century design on one of our garden history tours.

Tours run at 11.30, 12.30, 2.30 and 3.30. Except on Wednesdays when there is a Kitchen Garden tour at 2pm instead of the 2.30 garden history tour.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Ham House and Garden

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.90 £10.80
Child £5.95 £5.40
Family £29.70 £27.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Entrance for National Trust members is free.

The basics

Suitability
Welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
At visitor reception
Accessibility
Parts of the tour are wheelchair accessible. Please let Visitor Reception know beforehand so we can cater for your needs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
25 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
26 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
27 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
28 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
29 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
30 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
31 August 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
1 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
2 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
3 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
4 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
5 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
6 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
7 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
8 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
9 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
10 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
11 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available
12 September 2017 11:30 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Summer Holidays at Ham House

Thu 24 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Keep your little ones busy this summer holiday with craft activities, children's trails, storytelling and lot's of 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 fun.

Garden history tours

Thu 24 Aug 2017
11:30-16:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Architecture tours

Thu 24 Aug 2017
12:00-12:30
Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a free 30 min tour of the exterior of the mansion and learn about the architectural changes made to this magnificent 17th century property.

Children's art activities weekends and school holidays

Sat 26 Aug 2017
12:00-16:00
Create a piece of art inspired by your visit to Ham House in the below stairs Education Room.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 30 Aug 2017
14:00-14:30
Join one of our garden guides for a free thirty minute tour of our kitchen garden. Discover more about the history of the 17th century kitchen garden and the herbs and vegetables grown by our gardeners.

Historic Scenic Walk

Sun 10 Sep 2017
11:00-13:00
Free guided walk from Richmond Station to Ham House. Meet inside station entrance.