Visitor Information


We are having 6 units of self catering tourist accommodation constructed. These are conversions from the calf pens which the farm no longer requires. The store room for the tearoom is also being changed to enable a flat floor between the two rooms. Health and safety do not really love steps in doorways!

Originally scheduled to start on 1st October 2017, we have had to bring the work forward as we are hoping to receive an EU grant, but the Brexit vote has somewhat altered our timescales.

 Anyone who has “enjoyed’ our new loos, will understand the quality we aspire to, and we crave your patience until these are finished.

When are Houghton Lodge Gardens open?

Houghton Lodge Gardens and tearooms are now closed.

Houghton Lodge Gardens
10.00am – 5.00pm daily from the 1st April 2018.
Please allow 2 hours for your visit.

11am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday.
10am – 4:30pm 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 years plus £3.00
  • Children – under the age of 3 – free

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

Toilets are available onsite.

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

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 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.

Houghton Lodge is a member of the following:


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RHS Partner Garden 2017:


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

Not at weekends or bank holidays.

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).