Howick Hall Gardens

Informal gardens with spectacular spring bulbs and woodland garden.

During the summer, the borders below the terrace are at their best. Filled mainly with herbaceous perennials such as geraniums, lupins, delphiniums and poppies.

Don’t miss the rockery and the wild bog garden. The latter is planted with herbaceous plants grown mainly from seed collected on expeditions to China, India, North America, New Zealand, Japan and Europe. Plants include Rheum alexandrae from south-west China, a number of different salvias, an Indian nepeta, Chinese aconites and cardiocrinums from China and Japan.

The Arboretum was opened in 2006 with the majority of the trees grown again from seed and collected in the wild since 1985. There are c11,000 trees and shrubs from China, East Asia, India and Pakistan, North America, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere.

In 2009, the garden was voted ‘Garden of the Year’ by Garden Museum and Gardens Illustrated.

If you are feeling fit, follow the Howick Burn to the sea – a wonderfully rewarding walk.


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Address: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3LB View map Phone: 01665 577191 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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