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Houghton Hall

Houghton Hall
King's Lynn

PE31 6UE

tel: 01485 528569
fax: 01485 528167

Area: Norfolk
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Houghton Hall -- Norfolk
Visitor Information

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Houghton Hall
Last Update*  02-02-2015

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 Opening Days and Hours

Please confirm dates and times via Houghton Hall website.
Open 7th June - 24th October
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday(see website for details), Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes

House Open for Viewing: Yes

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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
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
See own website for special events
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
400 feet long herbaceous borders
Kitchen garden with trained fruit trees
Rose garden containing 150 varieties
Glasshouse range.
English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
 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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