September

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It is hard to believe that there are only a few weeks until the garden shuts for the season. It has been a fantastic year and the gardening team; Stella, Georgina and Kevin have been encouraged by plenty of compliments from visitors on the beauty of the gardens. Houghton Lodge Gardens has developed significantly over

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Houghton Lodge Gardens Apple Day

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Sunday 1st October 2017, 11am -4pm Free to attend Apple Day event which will be hosted in The Orangery. To visit the gardens, normal admission applies. Following the success of the 2016 Apple Day, Houghton Lodge Gardens will be hosting another celebration of heritage apples on Sunday 1st October. Join Mr. Chris Bird, M.Hort (RHS)

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Houghton Lodge Gardens draw crowds at Jane Austen inspired Regency Picnic celebrations

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A day of quintessential English culture, period costume, literary enlightenment, dancing and exquisite picnics were enjoyed by all at Houghton Lodge Gardens Regency Picnic in Stockbridge. A picnic was chosen to celebrate the 200th anniversary of literary heroine Jane Austen, because it was regarded as much-loved entertainment for society in Regency times. Unlike Jane Austen’s

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Meet The Gardener

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Name Kevin Barnett Experience: After a career in public service, I retrained and studied a RHS advanced certificate in Horticulture and a Foundation degree in Garden Design at Sparsholt College. I have been a professional gardener for nine years. What’s your gardening specialty? My specialties are probably planting combinations and garden design. Pruning is also

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It is never quiet in Winter!

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‘Winter must be a quiet time of the year for you’ is often the response our gardening team receive when they are asked what they do for a living. The response is invariably along the lines of ‘well it depends on what type of garden you work in’ because at Houghton Lodge Gardens, the winter

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Meet the gardener

Meet the gardener

Name:  Georgina Quin, known as George What’s your gardening experience / background: I studied RHS horticulture exams and Garden Design at Sparsholt College Hampshire. I have been a gardener for 11 years working on small to medium gardens in and around Salisbury. What’s your gardening specialty:  Herbaceous plants and vegetables What’s your favourite flower and

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Bridal Bazaar featuring a Bridal Boot Sale

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Sunday 2nd April For oodles of inspiration, ingenious ideas, bountiful bargains and lots of fun, bring your friends and family along to the wonderful wedding marketplace: Bridal Bazaar featuring Bridal Boot Sale, by event and communications agency What Peggy Did Next. Houghton Lodge will host the popular Bridal Bazaar featuring Bridal Boot Sale on Sunday

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