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|Opening Days and Hours|
Please confirm dates and times via Houghton Hall website.
/ Coaches: Yes
/ Coaches need Appointment: Yes
Open for Viewing: Yes
Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
June & July.
Roses and Herbaceous Borders.
|Please see website for details.|
Disabled Access: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Facilities & Comments:
See own website for special events
|Garden Features & Events|
|400 feet long herbaceous borders
Kitchen garden with trained fruit trees
Rose garden containing 150 varieties
|English Heritage Garden Grade:|
|Description of Garden||
|Houghton Hall, one of the gems of English country houses, was built between
1721 and 1735 by Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first Prime Minister. The
splendid award winning 5-acre walled garden is divided by flowing yew hedges
into 'rooms' each with an individual theme. Herbaceous borders run the
length of the garden from the glass house on the south facing wall to a
Rustic Temple, designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman, on the north facing
wall. The rose parterre with it sunken pool is based on the ceiling design
in the White Drawing Room in the Hall. The kitchen garden, dominated by a
huge fruit cage designed by the Bannermans, consists of areas of vegetables
and soft fruits divided by trained tree fruits. Other areas include pleached
limes, cherry walk, wisteria pergola, croquet lawn and areas planted with
plum trees and spring and summer bulbs. The garden is interspersed with
statues and fountains, the most recent installation being 'Waterflame'
designed by Jeppe Hein. Other contemporary sculptures by artists of world
renown are located throughout the gardens.
|History of Garden|
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