There are plenty of activities for children at Howick Hall Gardens this Easter! Come and have a go at our Easter scavenger hunt, Daffodil challenge or Spring ID sheet. We’ll be running an Easter Egg Hunt from 18th April to 22nd April. All free of charge! Just ask at the Admissions Kiosk on arrival.



Magnolia campbellii has become a favourite of regular visitors.  It is a native of the Himalayas and first flowered in Howick in 1962, 30 years after it was planted by the 5th Earl Grey.  It produces spectacular large pink flowers most years in late March/early April and is situated in Silverwood – the Woodland Garden.

With the help of funding from the National Garden Scheme (NGS) the North Northumberland Branch of the National Autistic Society (NNBNAS) will be opening a brand new sensory garden at Howick on Sunday 10th June 2018.

The sensory garden will be a new addition to the main garden attraction, 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 will 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.

This unique garden has been designed by professional garden designer Natasha McEwen. She has worked with various professionals and volunteers to create the garden as a self-contained space to blend into the natural setting of Howick Hall Gardens.  Located between Edinburgh in the north and Hexham in the south west, the new sensory garden at Howick will be a flagship sensory garden in Northumberland for people with autism and other disabilities.

There is no additional fee to visit the sensory garden, standard entrance fees to Howick Hall Gardens will apply. Howick Hall Gardens are open daily from 10.30 to 6pm (last entry 5pm).