Houghton Lodge Gardens
Houghton Lodge Gardens is the ideal place to visit, whether your passion lies with Historic houses or beautiful gardens - or both. One of the most beautiful privately owned homes and gardens in Hampshire. The Grade II* listed formal and informal gardens surround the UK's best surviving example of an 18th Century Cottage Orné. It is idyllically set above the tranquil waters of the River Test. Chalk Cob walls enclose a traditional Kitchen Garden with a themed herb garden, rose arbour, avenue of old apple trees and espaliers, peony walk, asparagus beds, the well border, a wild flower meadow, and in summer, sweet peas elegantly entwining their way up their bamboo canes.
The Long Border has yearlong beauty, bursting with bulbs in the spring, summer perennials and dahlias in the autumn. Enjoy over 15 acres of meadows and walks along the picturesque River Test and meet resident Alpacas and the 'snorting' Topiary Dragon. Freshly prepared light lunches, cream teas and homemade cakes are served with teas and coffees in the Honesty tearooms at Houghton Lodge Gardens.
Opening Times: 30th March - 30th September 2019,
11am - 5pm Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm Saturday /Sunday / Bank Holidays.
Admission Rates: Garden only: Adults £7.50, Children £3.50, Children under 3 FREE.
Group Rates: Garden only: For groups under 30 members £7.50 Groups over 30 members £7.00. House tour and garden visit: For groups under 30 members £17.00 Groups over 30 members £16.00. Group visits must be pre-booked. See website for details.
Facilities: Tearooms serving light lunches, afternoon tea, cream teas, homemade cakes and coffees in The Orangery. The Apple Rooms - Six luxury accommodation units for tourists, wedding guests and fishing retreats.
Disabled Access: The garden is not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters due to hills and gravel paths.
There is full access to The Tea Rooms, Orangery and patio. See website for access statement.
Special Events: See website for details of special events and special house tours for visitors.
Coach Parking: Yes, adjacent to entrance.
Length of Visit: ½ day
Booking Contact: Sophie Busk, Houghton Lodge, Near Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6LQ.
Tel/Email: 01264 810502 email@example.com
Location: Houghton Lodge is in the heart of the Test Valley, only an hour and a half from Central London, a simple and usually fast journey straight down the M3 and the A30. Houghton Lodge Gardens is five minutes from the local town of Stockbridge. Follow the signs to Houghton Lodge Gardens.