Visitor Information

When are Houghton Lodge Gardens open?

Gardens are now closed and will reopen 30th March 2019 – 30th September 2019.

Houghton Lodge Gardens

11.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday.
10am – 5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays.
Please allow 2 hours for your visit.

Tearooms

11am – 5pm Monday – Friday.
10am – 5pm Weekends and Bank Holidays.

Occasionally some areas of the garden may be closed for an event, (usually Saturday afternoons). When this occurs the tearoom and other parts of the garden will still be available to the public. To compensate our visitors for this inconvenience we halve the garden entry price.

Is there disabled access?

The topography of the site means that it is generally accessible however several areas are regrettably not suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are gravel paths (particularly in the walled garden) and some hills, however, for further details please refer to our access statement.

View our access statement here.

What are the admissions?

Adults £6.50

Children 3+ £3.00

Children 0-3 FREE

Food & Drink
We have tearooms where you can purchase food and drink. Further information can be found by clicking here.  You are welcome to drop in and enjoy refreshments without purchasing an entry into the gardens.

No picnics.

Dogs
Dogs are welcome on short leads. Please can you take dog deposits home with you. Houghton is a family home and we do not want to put up litter bins as it makes it too commercial. We hope you understand.

Box Blight
We have sadly had box blight in the wonderful topiary peacock garden and dragon, for more info please visit our gardeners blog here.

Parking
There is plenty of free car parking at Houghton Lodge Gardens.

Facilities
Toilets are available onsite.

Shop
A few items of selected gift ware are available to purchase from our shop.

Houghton Lodge is a member of the following:

hha-logovisitengland-quality-marque britains_finest_grey_stamp hudson

RHS Partner Garden 2017:

rhs-partner-garden-mark-rgb

RHS members (who have an asterix on their card) free entry Monday – Thursday.

Not Fridays, weekends or bank holidays.

Bus / public transport links to Houghton – Travel by public transport

  • Houghton Lodge Gardens are an hour and a half from Central London, a simple and usually fast journey straight down the M3 and the A30. We are five minutes from the local town of Stockbridge. Follow the signs to Houghton Lodge Gardens.
  • Winchester and Andover are our nearest mainline stations (to/from London, Waterloo). The train stations are Winchester (11 miles) and Andover (8 miles).
  • You can get to Houghton Lodge Gardens by a very limited bus service.  The nearest bus stop is outside the front gate but the service is infrequent and spasmodic.
  • You can get a taxi with Wintax from Winchester or Pikes from Andover, both with 24 hour booking.
  • There is a free community bus from Romsey.
  • We have bike facilities by the tearoom/tourist accommodation.

How To Find Us

Houghton Lodge is in the heart of the Test Valley, only an hour and a half from Central London, a simple and usually fast journey straight down the M3 and the A30. We are five minutes from the local town of Stockbridge. Follow the signs to Houghton Lodge Gardens. Winchester and Andover are our nearest mainline stations (to/from London, Waterloo).