Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum, the ancestral seat of the Earls Grey since 1319. Discover the history of the 2nd Earl, after whom the famous tea is named, wander through the beautiful gardens created by the 5th Earl Grey and his family or for the more energetic explore the arboretum a united nations of shrubs and trees covering over 65 acres. Take a rest from exploring in the Earl Grey Tea House for a bite to eat and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.
Where the story is told about how these beautiful gardens evolved
There’s always something new to see
A treat exclusively for visitors to the garden
A United Nations of trees & shrubs
Beautiful Gardens, Woodland Walks…
a Prime Minister and a Famous Cup of Tea
Always something new to see
The Gardens are best known for their spring bulbs and the Woodland Garden; there are also summer borders and a rockery specialising in summer plants. In addition the wild bog garden around a pond is at its peak in high summer.
The exhibition tells the story of how the gardens and arboretum have gently evolved through generations of passionate gardeners and plantsmen. In addition the displays include some fascinating history about family members and their contribution to the gardens. Also interesting facts about unusual trees and plants growing at Howick, including tales from plant hunting expeditions abroad.
Enjoy a cup of Earl Grey tea in our elegant Earl Grey Tea House under the watchful gaze of Earl Grey himself. The Teahouse is open whenever the gardens are, exclusively for visitors to Howick Hall. The Earl Grey Teahouse offers a full range of teas and hot coffee. As well as cakes, scones and the infamous Earl Grey tealoaf. Light lunches are served daily, together with a specials boards. Which offer dishes in addition to that offerd from the standard menu. All of which are served to you by our friendly staff.