Ham House and Garden

Ham House and Garden

Things to see and do

Young boy holding a union jack flag sitting outside with his family

Come celebrate the Jubilee with us

Join us in celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee by getting crafty at our paper bunting stall open between 28-29 May, or enjoying a relaxing picnic in Ham's glorious garden from 2-5 June.

Tours at Ham

Head Gardener vacancy
Gardener cutting the topiary bushes at Ham House

We're searching for our new Head Gardener 

Could you be Ham House and Gardens next Head Gardener? Our ideal candidate is someone passionate about conservation, an excellent collaborator and leader, enjoy a hands-on approach with the team, has an understanding of the importance of the spirit of place in maintaining and developing a historic garden, and a RHS Level 3 (or equivalent) as well as practical gardening/horticulture experience. Deadline 15 May.

Video

What does the Head Gardener role involve?

Curious about the Head Gardener role? Watch as General Manager Megan Tanner and Gardener Janette share what they're looking for in a perfect candidate and what it's like working at Ham House.

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Eating and shopping

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History

Ham House and Garden history

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Our work

What we're up to and how you can help

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Learning

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Get involved

Help protect our special places for ever, for everyone, by volunteering today

Volunteering at Ham House 

Volunteers are vital in supporting special places such as Ham House and Garden. Do you have skills that you'd like to share? Learn more about the ways that you could volunteer at Ham House.

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Art and collections

A Man Consumed by Flames by Isaac Oliver

Blazing love: a portrait by Isaac Oliver at Ham House

Despite fitting neatly into the palm of one’s hand, Oliver’s portrait of a man shown burning with the fire of love is one of the most arresting objects at Ham. Dressed like a classical hero in an antique blue mantle, and wearing an earring of two linked gold hoops, the sitter gazes intently out as flames lick around him. Painted over 400 years ago, the presence of this long dead man nevertheless feels startling fresh.

A selection of 125 Treasures objects

Celebrating 125 treasures in our collections 

From artistic masterpieces and vast tapestries to precious personal possessions, the range and breadth of the collections in our care is astonishing. Discover more in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust.

Love among the Ruins by Burne-Jones at Wightwick Manor

More 125 treasures to discover 

From paintings, sculpture and books to fashion and tapestries, unearth more amazing objects featured in the 125 Treasures book in our series of articles exploring the greatest works of art in our collections.

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Ham House and Garden on the National Trust Collections website