Tales from the Walled Garden

Herbs

 July Jobs We’re starting to think that summer has passed us by. Whilst the gardens are enjoying the regular watering they also need a good period of bright and warm sunshine.  Not only does it keep our visitors and us happy, but also the flowerbeds show their appreciation by exploding into colour. However, whatever the

Continue reading »

Tales from the Walled Garden

Peonies

Pretty peonies all in a row At Houghton Lodge Gardens, we are very proud of our Peony Walk. From the beginning of June the glamorous, blousy blooms line the paths under the rose arbors with shades of pinks – from deep crimson to powder pink and delightful sweet smelling fragrances.Peonies (Paeonia) are low maintenance and pretty simple to grow. They prefer

Continue reading »

National Insect Week

Butterfly_JoA

It is almost the end of National Insect Week (20th – 26th June) which celebrates entomology and the role that insects play in conservation and natural history. As a Hampshire garden attraction on the banks of the River Test, Houghton Lodge Gardens is a hive for the little creatures that are vital to everyday life.

Continue reading »

Tales from the Walled Garden

IMG_5012

Doing the Chelsea Chop Now that the evenings are lighter for longer, there’s even more time to be pottering about in the garden to try and get the most from your borders and displays. As gardeners, we are always looking at methods to increase and enhance the floral delights across the gardens. There is a

Continue reading »

Meet The Gardeners

meetthegardeners

Hello Spring! Meet the Gardeners that make the grounds so beautiful at Hampshire’s horticultural destination – Houghton Lodge Gardens The gardening team at Houghton Lodge Gardens. Above (left to right) Kevin Barnett, Hazel Smith and Stella Weir. The extensive gardens and grounds of Houghton Lodge are studded with fine trees, flower and vegetable gardens, formal

Continue reading »

Gardeners’ Blog – Tales from the Walled Garden

GardenersBlog

It has thankfully become a lot more inviting outdoors.The wonderful thing about nature is whatever weather is thrown at the garden, we are at awe at how mother nature carries on regardless.Over the past four weeks, the tulips that were planted in autumn have been displaying themselves proudly in the raised beds, which are positioned in front of the orangery. The magnificent vibrant colours have

Continue reading »
Pages:«123»