Welcome to Houghton Lodge & Gardens
Houghton Lodge has been described by recent visitors as ‘the jewel of the Test Valley’, and ‘A Stately Pleasure-Dome on the most romantic river in England’. It has been the home of the Busk family for more than a century, and still is. It provides a perfect setting for corporate entertaining and romantic weddings. Some people visit Houghton for its architecture, some for its literary connections and some for its gardens; but everyone leaves with a sense of its ageless tranquillity and special magic. Little wonder that Houghton was placed second in Country Life’s search for ‘England’s Favourite Country House.’
Photographs taken by Michael Tozer and Ed Crispin
News - Events
Following demand and the success of last years Autumn tours, Houghton Lodge & Gardens has organised a further four bespoke tours, for visitors to discover more about the stunning 18th century Cottage Orné which is idyllically set above the River Test.
Houghton Lodge opens for Free as part of National Open Gardens Day
A rolling programme of art will be on display in The Orangery until September 2015.
It was so interesting to hear about the house and its artifacts from a member of the family, something which you don’t get at a National Trust property. Daniel made the house come alive and was his usual most entertaining self.