The spring garden at Ham House

Spring in Ham’s garden is joyful, exuberant and colourful. We are known for our sequential display of over 500,000 spring bulbs on the large historic lawns or ‘plats’. Flowering with carpets of purple crocus from late February to species tulips and muscari until early April, our planting feeds the early pollinators and our imaginations.

A lawn filled with crocuses at Ham House and Garden, near Richmond, West London

See in Spring: Lose yourself in a sea of sensational bulbs

The first delicate crocus flowers are up to mark the start of Ham House and Garden’s spring spectacular: a changing display of ½ million bulbs with swathes of early purple crocus, romantic pastel coloured tulips and vivid blue muscari blooming in turn.

Visitors on a tour through the gardens at Ham House and Garden.

Tours at Ham House and Garden

Learn more about Ham on one of our free tours, led by our knowledgeable volunteers or with a self led audio tour.

Summerhouse in the Wilderness at Ham House for Silent Space

Wilderness

Elsewhere, our woodland garden, known in the 17th century as the wilderness, showcases period spring colour, from hellebores and winter aconites heralding the season changing to carpets of daffodils and fritillaries. Here, you will find quiet spaces, shelter and hear birdsong.

Wisteria in flower on the exterior of the Orangery at Ham House and Garden, London.

Blossom 

In other garden spaces, spring blossom on over 100 fruit trees, a meadow full of tulips and lavender starting to flush in growth are all welcome and reassuring signs that nature is setting the pace of change with much more to come.

View of the mansion from the Walled Garden at Ham House and Garden, London

The Kitchen Garden at Ham House

Ham’s 17th century walled kitchen garden is productive and stunning all year round. Fruit, vegetables and flowers make for colourful companions - we use organic principles to encourage a wide range of wildlife and plants to thrive here.

A family take park in an Easter trail

Easter egg adventure at Ham House

This spring, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Ham on the Easter adventures in nature trail. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The trail takes place between 2 - 18 April 2022 in the beautiful garden at Ham.