Howick Hall
Visitor Centre

Howick Hall Visitor Centre

The Home of
Earl Grey

The Home of Earl Grey

at Howick

Volunteers at Howick

Family Explorer
Challenge Trail

Family Explorer Challenge Trail

Earl Grey
Tea House

Earl Grey Tea House

Head Gardener’s Diary

Head Gardener's Diary


Early Summer at Howick Hall Gardens - lots to see


The gardens at Howick are deliberately aimed at garden lovers with the extensive grounds offering a wide variety of plants throughout the year and are open from early February until mid November.


The season starts in early February with the ’Snowdrop Festival’. In late March/April there are spectacular drifts of daffodils to be seen throughout the grounds. In April/May the Woodland Garden is particularly lovely with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, and the tulips also appear in the wild flower meadows in May. The formal gardens, including the herbaceous borders and terraces in front of the Hall, come into their own from June onwards. The Bog Garden lasts from June to September and is mostly planted with unusual herbaceous material grown from seed collected in the wild, which will be of particular interest to dedicated plantsmen. The late season brings brilliant autumn colour in late September through to mid November.


Howick Hall Gardens has been rated by the BBC Gardener’s World Magazine as one of the top 5 coastal gardens in the country and rated the Independent Magazine as ’one of the Best 10 Gardens to visit this spring’.

 Visitor Information - Garden Opening Times


10.30am - 6pm

(last entry 5pm) 

From 1st October - 12th November

Open Daily 10.30am - 4pm 

Gardens Closed 13th Nov 2017 - Feb 2018 


Adults £7.70*

Over 60s £6.60*

Children  FREE 

*Includes at 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation.   

Double Season Ticket - £48

Single Season Ticket  - £28