Howick Hall Gardens in North Northumberland is a great place for photographing flowers, plants, and trees. Howick was the home of the 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister of the UK from 1830 to 1834, gave his name to Earl Grey tea, and is commemorated by a statue on top of a gigantic column at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. (See a previous blog post for the view from the top of Grey’s Monument).
Only the gardens are open to the public, the house being private except for a tea room. Howick Hall is much less well known than National Trust properties in Northumberland, such as Cragside and Wallington, and as a result is relatively quiet, which helps with photography !
The gardens are closed in the winter (my November visit was just before closure) and only open in the afternoons, so I advise…
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