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.
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) Wed - Sun 10.30 - 4pm
Main Season (BST) DAILY 10.30am - 6pm
Late Season (1st Oct) 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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