Houghton Hall

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King's Lynn,
Norfolk, PE31 6UE

01485 528569

01485 528167


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

We open on Sunday 30th April until Thursday 26th October 2017. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays only.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

June & July.

To see:

Roses and Herbaceous Borders.

Admission Prices

Please see website for details.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other 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 Glasshouse range.

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Description of Garden

Houghton Hall, one of the gems of English country houses, was built between 1721 and 1735 by Sir Robert Walpole, Britains 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

2018 Garden Season

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