Ham House and Garden

Important notice -

Ham House is currently closed on Mondays and Tuesdays however you can still visit the garden on these days. Please check the opening hours ahead of your visit.

A unique 17th-century treasure trove

Ham House and Garden

What's on

Upcoming events

Cabinet secrets

Thu 23 Sep 2021
12:00-16:00
Explore our exquisite collection of seventeenth century cabinets. Behind the closed doors and drawers of these intriguing objects lies beautiful artwork and craftsmanship that usually remains hidden from view.

Ham House and climate change – how we’re adapting our formal gardens

Fri 24 Sep 2021
09:30-10:15
Join Rosie Fyles, Head Gardner at Ham House for a 45 minute tour as she talks through our approach to adapting to flooding, increasing temperatures and extreme weather.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Ham House and Garden

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-16:00
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ham House and Garden on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. Join in the fun with Percy and his animal friends and give nature a helping hand.
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Things to see and do

Cherry garden in autumn at Ham House

Autumn at Ham House

The glorious reds and oranges of autumn are showing in the Ham House garden, with spaces to stop and sit, shelter if needed, enjoy the view and take in the sights and sounds of nature around you.

Oak and cedar cabinet with ivory veneer, Ham House

Cabinet Secrets at Ham House  

Join this rare opportunity to see inside our exquisite collection of seventeenth century cabinets. Behind the closed doors and drawers of these intriguing objects lies beautiful artwork and craftsmanship that usually remains hidden from view.

Tours at Ham

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Eating

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Our work

Spring meadow display at Ham House Garden

Our plan bee 

Head Gardener Rosie Fyles talks about the steps being taken in the garden at Ham House to help spaces flourish and our partnership with Clipper Teas.

Ham House and Garden's in bright winter sunshine

Support Ham House and Garden 

You can continue to support Ham House and Garden by dedicating a donation to someone special and adding your precious memories to our interactive map. A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, your donation will help us continue to care for Ham.

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History

The Cherry Garden at Ham House, Surrey, seen from an upper floor window

The historic gardens at Ham House 

Explore the formal gardens at Ham House and enjoy the stunning walled kitchen garden, recreated to provide food and cut flowers all year round.

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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.

 The 125 Treasures display at Petworth House

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 about some of the intriguing objects featured in our recent book – 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust - and get up close to some on special display at over 50 of our places.

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