Howick Gardens & Arboretum

Estate Office
Howick Hall
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01665 577285/577191

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Howick Hall Gardens are deliberately aimed at garden lovers and are a plantsman’s delight with extensive grounds offering a stunning variety of unusual plants throughout the seasons.

BBC Gardeners’ World magazine included the gardens in a list of the top five coastal gardens in the country, and The Independent newspaper voted it one of the best ten gardens to visit in spring.  In 2009 the garden was voted 'Garden of the Year' by Garden Museum and Gardens Illustrated magazine.
The garden year starts with the Snowdrop Festival in February, followed by carpets of vibrant yellow daffodils between March and May. The woodland garden (Silverwood) also flourishes until late spring with camellias, magnolias and species rhododendrons. Howick is also well known for Lady Mary’s ‘Botticelli Meadows’ where colourful tulips are randomly planted in the wildflower meadows. 
The more formal borders and terraces are at their best in summer and the Bog Garden, with its unusual herbaceous plants grown from seed collected in the wild abroad, blooms throughout July, August and September. 
Autumn brings brilliant colour across the whole Estate when every leaf becomes a flower and the berries glisten and ripen. There are over 65 acres of woodland walks in the Arboretum which is planted with over 1,800 different species of trees and shrubs, most of which are labelled.
Nature Trails
Families can take on a seasonal ‘Family Challenge’, meandering through the woodland walks, nature spotting on the way – look out for red squirrels, and ducks, swans and herons on the pond.
Tea Room
The stately Earl Grey Tea House serves home made light lunches, snacks and afternoon teas. Howick was the Grey family seat and home to Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister during the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, although he is probably better known for the famous tea which was blended especially for the water at Howick and named after him. His monument stands at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle.

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Ticketing and entry prices for Howick Gardens & Arboretum

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(Over 60s)
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Includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation
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Onsite Car and Coach Parking, Wheelchair Friendly with Disability Map
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We visited these gardens twice during our holiday in Northumberland

A wonderful experience of gardens and an arboretum that has lots of surprises. Trees from all around the world are in abundance and the gardens around the house are magnificent. We spent several hours walking around in this delightful peaceful location on very hot sunny days. The staff are very helpful and friendly, and there is a lovely old fashioned tea room where you can relax before proceeding further in your visit. There is no pressure to overspend and none of the tack in the shop seen at another garden only a few miles away in Alnwick!

Pleasantly surprised

Geoff F, Bradford, United Kingdom
Called here and didn't know what to expect, very pleasantly surprised huge grounds and formal gardens to explore and only saw a small part of it, didn't have time to go into the Hall itself. We shall go back when we are in the area and have more time. Well worth a visit at less than £8.00.

Extaordinary and wonderful delight

simonpaul1956, Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
A must visit. Huge area of grounds which allow you to wander amongst peaceful and stunning woodland. Try to visit on a day when the gardens are open, the borders were stunning in June with an amazing variety of plants. The tea rooms finished a wonderful visit! If you are in the area do visit.

Absolutely Beautiful ..... very enjoyable afternoon 🐂🐝🐞🌳🌿🌾🌺🌸🌻🌼🍂

holiday032, northumberland
We were lucky to have a very sunny day to visit these beautiful gardens which must have every flower and tree imaginable in the amazing grounds. Howick Hall is so peaceful and has so much history attached to it. We visited the church which was very nice also and were fortunate to be able to visit the private gardens of Lady Howick which was so tranquil with scenery second to none. The cafe served really tasty scones and of course you have to have an Earl Grey tea!!

Beautiful gardens

Elaine M, Liverpool, United Kingdom
The Hall wasn't open to the public but it really didn't matter as I thoroughly enjoyed the gardens. Beautiful place, great little tea room and lovely people.



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