500,000 spring bulbs blooming

Re-imagining Ham House’s 17th century formal garden so it will once-again inspire a ‘wow’ from today’s garden lovers.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We are re-imagining the formal garden at Ham House and Garden. The spring bulb display of early-flowering crocuses, then species tulips to muscari will bring vivid colour to our large lawn areas from February to April.

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

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.75 £12.50
Child £6.90 £6.25
Family £34.40 £31.25
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70
Winter Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.05
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £31.50 £27.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.40

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Entrance for National Trust members is free.

Our Winter Admission prices are available between 1 Jan - 15 Mar and 4 Nov - 31 Dec.

The basics

Suitability
Welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The bulbs can be found on the south side of the house.
Accessibility
Level access maps provided and lift available within Ham House. Mobility scooter available to borrow.
Other
The bulbs will begin sprouting in early February through to April weather permitting.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 April 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Ham House
Email
hamhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 020 8940 1950

Upcoming events

500,000 spring bulbs blooming

Tue 23 Apr 2019
10:00-17:00
Re-imagining Ham House’s 17th century formal garden so it will once-again inspire a ‘wow’ from today’s garden lovers.

Weekday Garden history tours

Tue 23 Apr 2019
11:30-12:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Weekend Garden History Tours

Sat 27 Apr 2019
11:30-12:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

May Day Dew Gathering

Mon 06 May 2019
06:00-10:00
Gather the May Dew and test it's magical properties; will you be be able to untie any knot, or maybe gain great beauty? Whatever the magic of May Dew you can be certain of a great breakfast and enjoy the gardens early on May Day.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 08 May 2019
14:30-15:00
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.

Cabinet Secrets

Sat 11 May 2019
12:00-16:00
A rare opportunity to discover the lavish interiors of some of Ham's magnificent 17th-century cabinet collection.