Houghton Lodge Gardens

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Houghton, Stockbridge,
Hampshire, SO20 6LQ

01264 810063



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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

1st March - 30th September; Daily 10am - 5pm.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Pre-booked groups welcome.

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

By appointment only.

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

April May June July

To see:

Tulips Wildflowers Peony Walk and Rose Arbour Walled Garden

Admission Prices

Adult £6.50; Children £3.00 Under 3 free; Groups less than 30; £6.50 Garden only; £16.00 House and garden. Pre booked groups welcome at special rates.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: No
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:

Windfall apples free. Daisy's of Houghton Tea Rooms serving homemade cakes, sandwiches, specialist coffees and teas. Licensed for Civil Weddings.

Garden Features & Events

The Orchid House and art exhibition programme on display in The Orangery. Water Meadow Walk in 14 acre area adjoining the garden and River Tes

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:
Inns & Pubs:

Peat Spade, Longstock John of Gaunt, Horsebridge

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

The Market Town of Stockbridge is less than 2 miles from the gardens. 

Description of Garden

Set in an idyllic spot on a hillside above the River Test with extensive views of the river, visitors will find a fully restored Walled Kitchen Garden, a Topiary Peacock Garden, a Topiary Dragon which puffs at you as you pass, Herbaceous Borders, Woodland and River Walks, a Hydroponic Greenhouse, and an Orchid House.

History Of Garden

Houghton Lodge is an 18th century, listed Gothic Cottage Orne set above the River Test. The original concept of Cottage Ornes was to provide a natural type of dwelling in sympathy with the more natural style of landscape garden fashionable in that period, avoiding the draughty and uncomfortable grandeur of the country house of the time. Typically they featured conservatories, french windows and verandahs to soften the border between house and garden.

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