New tearoom for 2017 season


We are pleased to announce that Honesty are now managing and running the Houghton Lodge Tearoom, which opens on 1st April 2017. Honesty already owns and runs coffee shops in Hampshire and Berkshire and has a bakery, hotel, restaurant and cookery school. Good food, simply cooked lies at the heart of Honesty and sourcing fresh,

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Autumn bulb planting


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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National Insect Week


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.

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Meet The Gardeners


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

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Gardeners’ Blog – Tales from the Walled Garden


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

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