Viewpoint of Ham House
Tips for the route: From Orleans Rd walk straight on towards the river Thames. You will see the children’s’ play garden and cafe to the right. Walk straight on to the viewpoint of Ham House with a great information board to tell you about the many stately homes in the borough. Look left along the river to see the The Royal Star & Garter Home.
Rosa Rugosa is a bite size dance film. If you look carefully over the water, you might spot one of the 15 ghosts of Ham House. The glamorous ghost of The Duchess of Lauderdale can often be heard bringing her message of warning about climate change.
Her love of flowers especially pink dog roses means you can often smell roses before she appears!!!! Watch out! She loved her garden with a passion and the joy it brought to others. If you don’t believe us on another day-out go and see the amazing kitchen gardens and wild meadows over the water.
Hammertons Ferry are a wonderful family run ferry company & highly recommended. See details below.
Plants and Trees are crucial to our existence here on earth. The loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate change, desertification, soil erosion, fewer crops, flooding, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and a host of problems for indigenous people.
With around one in five plant species estimated to be threatened with extinction worldwide why not research what is happening not far from here at Wakehurst to preserve the world’s plants for the future:
On another day head over to Ham House to visit the most haunted house in Britain you can only book a gardens visit during the pandemic. Don’t forget to take a Hammertons Ferry, just remember to ask the ferry to pick you up for the return & look out for the ghosts!