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Tulips Wildflowers Peony Walk and Rose Arbour Walled Garden
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.
Windfall apples free. Daisy's of Houghton Tea Rooms serving homemade cakes, sandwiches, specialist coffees and teas. Licensed for Civil Weddings.
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
Peat Spade, Longstock John of Gaunt, Horsebridge
The Market Town of Stockbridge is less than 2 miles from the gardens.
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.
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.