Plan Your Visit
to Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum
See the How to Find Us page to plan your journey to Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum located near the beautiful Northumberland coast.
You will find directions, postcode for sat nav systems and parking information. We provide links to public transport information if you prefer to take the bus and links to local cycle routes.
We provide Access Information to allow all our visitors to enjoy the Hall and surrounding gardens, whether you are elderly or have a physical disability.
Most of the paths in the garden are accessible to people with physical disabilities, but they are constructed of small gravel or grass. Please ask for a Physical Disability Map.
If you are organising a Group Visit to Howick Hall and Gardens, find out what you need to know before your visit.
Find out what discount there are for groups, as well as the group visit booking form and what guided tours may be available.
Adult Tickets from £7.70
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Welcome to Howick Hall
The ancestral seat of the Earls Grey
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.
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.
A United Nations of trees and shrubs
It is divided into two sections, the West Arboretum, which is the smaller and adjacent to the gardens, and The East Arboretum, which is much larger and not suitable for wheelchairs, being too hilly.
The history of the Hall, Gardens and Grey Family
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.
There’s always time for tea!
The Earl Grey Tea House
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.