Gardens and Hydroponicum: Open from 1st March to 31st October 2013, Thursdays to Tuesdays, 10am-5pm.
Wednesdays by appointment.
House Tours are by appointment.
AdmissionsGardens and Hydroponicum:
- Adults - £5.00
- Children - Children under the age of 14 free
If you would like to take a longer walk along mown paths through the water meadows (about 12 acres) down to the main river and take a closer look at our three pet Alpacas; Tom, Dick and Harry, we ask you to put £2.50 in our Alpaca Honesty Box. But don't forget that all children under 14 are free.
Dogs are welcome on short leads.
Coach tours and group visits are welcome if booked in advance. We suggest a Wednesday when the gardens are closed to the general public but visits may also be arranged for any time including early evening.
- Groups of over 30 people - £4.50 for the Gardens only, (minimum £100), or £11.00 to visit both the House and Garden, (minimum £200)
- Groups of under 30 - £5.00 for the Gardens only, (minimum £100), and £11.50 for the House and Garden, (minimum £200)
For visiting groups we can arrange a delicious lunch, a cream tea or a light supper if required. We use only the freshest and best local produce, delicious local cheeses, ham, cream and homemade Jam.
There is full access to The Tea House, Hydroponic Greenhouse, Conservatory and Walled Kitchen Garden (although there are gravel paths)
For the less able, after exploring these areas, visitors are welcome to drive through the two courtyards and park by the Yew Hedge at the end of the house from where it is just a few paces to our Terrace. Here you can sit and enjoy the lovely views across the lawns to the river and unspoilt, peaceful countryside below.
Disabled visitors are welcome to use the wheelchaor which is kept in the room leading to the disabled toilet in the Visitor Centre.
A plan of the graden showing the suggested route for buggies and wheelchairs can be found in the Visitor Centre.
How to find us
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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) and Southampton our nearest airport, there is a local landing strip for small aeroplanes and we have had frequent arrivals by helicopter.