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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New improvements


It has been a busy start to the season at Houghton Lodge Gardens with plenty of updates and new features to enhance and improve our visitor’s experience. Our new visitor toilet facilities were up and “running” by Easter and have been much admired by visitors, particularly the attention to detail and the high-class ambiance which

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Herbs for medicinal


Herbs for medicinal National Gardening Week takes place from 11th – 17th April with the theme being ‘Get Fit in the Garden’.  At Houghton Lodge Gardens, we are celebrating NGW with a series of blogs about the healthy benefits of gardening and the use of use of herbs, many of which can be found in

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