Attraction in Alnwick
The gardens at Howick are aimed at garden lovers with extensive grounds offering a wide variety of plants throught the opening season. In February there are spectacular drifts of snowdrops throughout the garden, follwed by daffodils in April. In the spring and early summer the Woodland Garden is particularly lovely with rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias. The formal gardens, including the herbaceous borders and terraces, are in front of Howick Hall and come into their own from June onwards. A Bog Garden has been developed, mostly planted with herbaceous material grown from seed collected in the wild around the world, which will be of particular interest to dedicated plantsmen. The new arboretum opened in 2006 and includes about 65 acres of woodland walks where most of the trees and shrubs have been labelled. Later in the season visitors can enjoy brilliant autumn colour.The Sensory Garden is a new addition to the main garden attraction for 2018, featuring a special selection of plants and materials laid out in such a way as to stimulate the senses of sight, sound, smell touch and taste. Just a few of the highlights include a labrynth circle, interactive water feature, willow dome circle, tumbled glass pond with wooden bridge and a wooden swing seat. The aim of the sensory garden is to provide both children and adults with autism a safe and stimulating environment to explore their senses.
Howick is the home of the world famous Earl Grey tea which was blended for 1830 Prime Minister Earl Grey who lived there. Garden visitors can enjoy a cup of the same brew today in our stately Earl Grey Tea House.
Months Open: Mid February - Mid November Early Season (GMT): Early Feb to late March. Wed - Sun 10.30 - 4pm. (last entry also 4pm) Main Season (BST): Late March to 30th September. OPEN DAILY 10.30am - 6pm. (Last entry 5pm). Late Season: 1st Oct to Mid Nov. OPEN DAILY 10.30am to 5pm. (Last entry 4pm).
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Adults £7.70*, Over 60s £6.60*, Children FREE
*Includes a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation.
Catering: Tea Room: Snacks, lights lunches afternoon tea
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