N.B. This property is not free for members of Historic Houses to visit.

Howick Hall Gardens are deliberately aimed at garden lovers and are a plantsman’s delight with extensive grounds offering a stunning variety of unusual plants throughout the seasons.

BBC Gardeners’ World magazine included the gardens in a list of the top five coastal gardens in the country, and The Independent newspaper voted it one of the best ten gardens to visit in spring. In 2009 the garden was voted 'Garden of the Year' by Garden Museum and Gardens Illustrated magazine.

Howick was the Grey family seat and home to Charles, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister during the time of the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, although he is probably better known for the famous tea which was blended especially for the water at Howick and named after him. His monument stands at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle.


N.B. This property is not free for members of Historic Houses to visit.

Early Season: Sat 3rd February to 24th March
Snowdrop Festival begins Sat 3rd February 2018, Wed to Sun: 10.30am – 4pm

Main Season: Sun 25th March  - 30th Sept
Open daily 10.30am – 6pm (last entry 5pm) 

Late Season: 1st Oct – 12th Nov
Open daily 10.30am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Find Us
Find us

Just off the B1339 near Alnwick.

Bus: Arriva Bus Company run a bus service from Newcastle to Alnwick/Alnwick to Newcastle on an hourly basis. Travelsure operate a bus service (number 418) which runs between Alnwick and Beadnell/Beadnell and Alnwick and drops off at the entrance to Howick Hall Gardens. 

Bike: If you are a keen cyclist you can search the National Cycle Network website, by searching their route mapping using the postcode: NE66 3LB

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Free

  • Access statement available
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

A word from the owner

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 Tea House for a bite to eat and a cup of Earl Grey Tea.

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