Houghton Lodge Garden

Houghton Lodge Gardens

Houghton Lodge and its gardens are situated close to the historic small town of Stockbridge.

It is a family home that has been described by visitors as 'a little piece of heaven' with gardens, which provide colour and delight throughout the seasons.
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 with untouched views across the valley and water meadows with glorious gardens sheltered by beautiful trees and swathes of lawn sweeping down to 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.
Enjoy both formal and informal gardens, including the traditional Kitchen Garden enclosed by Chalk Cob walls with espaliers, apple orchard and a wonderful Orchid House with many rare species. In early summer the fragrant peonies line the stunning rose arbor path leading to hidden corners of the garden.
You will find a beautiful themed herb garden and herbaceous borders; in early summer the fragrant peonies line the stunning rose arbour path leading to hidden corners of the garden. The Long Border has yearlong beauty, bursting with bulbs in the spring, a tapestry of colour in the summer, and dahlias to brighten your heart in the autumn.
Enjoy over 15 acres of meadows and walks along the picturesque River Test and meet resident Alpacas, Tom, Dick, Harry and Herbert. Not forgetting the 'snorting' Topiary Dragon.

* Cottage Orné (A decorated cottage, dates back to a movement of 'rustic' stylised cottages of the late 18th and early 19th century during the Romantic movement, when some sought to discover a more "natural" way of living as opposed to the formality of the preceding baroque and neo-classical architectural styles. English Heritage define the term as "A rustic building of picturesque design." They often feature well-shaped thatch roofs with ornate timberwork)
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Houghton Lodge Gardens Opening Times - see latest information by visiting website.

Pre booked groups welcome at special rates. House by appointment only for groups bespoke hours tour events are availble throughout the year. Licenced for Civil Weddings


  • Telephone: 01264 810502
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  • Street: Houghton Lodge
  • Postcode: SO20 6LQ
  • City: Stockbridge
  • County: Hampshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


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