Walking the dog at Ham House and Garden

Dogs on a walk at a National Trust property

Dogs and their well-behaved owners are welcome all year round in the garden. Find out all you need to know about visiting with your dog here.

We welcome your four-legged friends to Ham House and Garden all year round.

Enjoy a stroll around our historic formal garden in the warm spring air or explore Richmond's riverside trails, parks and woodland close by.

Then afterwards, why not stop off in our Orangery cafe for a tasty treat or revitalising meal. and enjoy some of our local produce with your favourite canine friends.

We love fresh food and it doesn't get much fresher than fruit and veg grown on site in Ham's Kitchen Garden, used daily in our seasonal menus.

Stop by our cafe for a cup of tea with your dog
Stop by our cafe for a cup of tea with your dog
Stop by our cafe for a cup of tea with your dog

Doggy etiquette

To help you and our other visitors enjoy your visit we have produced the following guidelines:

All dogs please keep your owners on short leads and vice versa.

Dog waste bins are available on site should the need arise.

Short leads and spare dog waste bags are available at Visitor Reception. Ask our lovely Visitor Reception team for doggy treat.

Well-behaved dogs are very welcome in all outside areas, inside our Gift Shop, and on the left-hand side of the Orangery cafe. Only guide dogs are welcome into the house itself.

Tie up points are available outside the toilets and shop while you pop in but we ask dogs are not unattended for more than a moment. If you wish to visit the house, ask a friend to stay with your dog while you stroll through. Staff and volunteers will not be able to keep an eye on your four legged friend.  

To keep our lawns perfect for picnics and playing, visitors are asked to keep to the gravel paths where possible.

Dog walking in early spring
Dog walking in early spring
Dog walking in early spring

Local Walks

We hope that you enjoy your walk around Ham House and Garden with your four-legged friends. Why not take advantage of some of the other beautiful walks in the local area before or after your teas and coffees?

We have developed two historical walks which have been tried and sniffed by our Head Gardener's dog. Ask at Visitor Reception for a map of walks in the local area.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and your canine friends to Ham House and Garden soon.