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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Why choose an outside wedding?

Why choose an outside wedding?

Why choose an outside wedding? There are plenty of things to consider when planning your wedding. From the dress to the bridesmaids, flowers to the food. You’ve got so much you need to think about but first of all, what every wedding needs, is the venue! Before you can start looking for the venue you

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New tearoom for 2017 season

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Houghton Lodge Gardens, Stockbridge are excited to announce that Honesty; Artisans of fine baking and cooking, will run the tearoom from 1st April 2017. Honesty food is all about seasonal, simple, well cooked food, making use whenever possible of local, small producers. They hope to use some of the fresh, ripe produce from Houghton Lodge

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Autumn bulb planting

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Houghton Lodge Gardens closed for the season at the end of September following a tremendous 2016. We’ve seen the gardens bloom with every colour throughout the year from the tulips in spring, the wildflower beds in summer and the dazzling dahlias of autumn. But just because the gardens have closed to the public until April

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Tales from the Walled Garden

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Suffering with Box Blight? Whilst we love our jobs and enjoy being outside tending to plants and flowers, there can be some frustrating times. Perhaps when a plant, shrub or seed doesn’t take to a particular soil and the growth isn’t as exceptional as hoped, or when a plant is attacked by a pest or

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Tales from the Walled Garden

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How to prune fruit trees in the summer The last week of August is the time we start the summer pruning espalier fruit trees. At Houghton Lodge Gardens, there are over 32 varieties of apples and the trees form the central avenue through the Walled Garden. The espalier pear trees grow very happily against the

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