Weekend 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, 1.30 and 2.30 at weekends and 11.30am and 1:30pm on weekdays.

Tours subject to volunteer availability on the day. Call ahead on the day to check if tours are running.

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
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet at the tours board next to Visitor Reception.
Accessibility
We can arrange the tour to take a wheelchair accessible route should you need. Please let Visitor Reception know beforehand so we can cater for your needs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 September 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
22 September 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
28 September 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
29 September 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
5 October 2019 11:30 - 16:30 Available
6 October 2019 11:30 - 16:30 Available
12 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
13 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
19 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
20 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
26 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
27 October 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available
2 November 2019 11:30 - 15:00 Available

Upcoming events

Weekday Garden history tours

Fri 20 Sep 2019
11:30-12:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Architecture tours

Fri 20 Sep 2019
12:30-13:00
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. Check at reception on the day for availability.

Riverside and Scenic walk to Ham House

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00-13:00
Walk with us through the remains of Richmond Palace, along the river and up Richmond Hill where you will see the protected view painted by many artists. Our walk continues through Petersham Meadows before finishing at Ham House and Garden.

Weekend Garden History Tours

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:30-15:00
Free thirty minute tour of Ham's beautiful gardens with one of our welcoming and knowledgeable guides.

Kitchen Garden tour

Wed 25 Sep 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.

Fireside Ghost Stories

Fri 04 Oct 2019
13:00-13:45
Gather around and listen to a selection of macabre and ghostly tales inspired by the hauntings of Ham.