A Quick Overview of Ham House Gardens
Ham House is a historic house, situated beside the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in London. It is claimed by the National Trust to be "unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power." The house itself is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building.
- Its park and gardens are listed at Grade II* by Historic England in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.
- The formal listed avenues leading to the house from the A307 are formed by more than 250 trees stretching east from the house to the arched gate house at Petersham, and south across the open expanse of Ham Common where it is flanked by a pair of more modest gate houses.
- A third avenue to the west of the house no longer exists, whilst the view to and from the Thames completes the principal approaches to the house.