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Houghton Lodge Gardens

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great venue for a wedding

Our son hired Houghton Lodge and the Orangery for his wedding and reception, it was a magical... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Clive G
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Beautiful

Lovely gardens, very reasonably priced. The river walk is stunning, friendly staff will definately... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Russgood
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden”(25 reviews)
“tea room”(14 reviews)
“orchid house”(8 reviews)
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The gardens at Houghton Lodge are Grade II* listed, and surround an enchanting and unique example of an 18th Century "Cottage Orné". A haven of peace above the tranquil beauty of the River Test with both informal and formal gardens. Chalk Cob walls...more
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North Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LQ, England
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Our son hired Houghton Lodge and the Orangery for his wedding and reception, it was a magical experience and I cannot recommend the venue enough - 12 out of 10! Mr and Mrs Busk , the owners, helped to give us as parents and guests...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clive G
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This garden was a huge disappointment, weeds through the beds, the spring meadow flowers all dead, rotting fruit on the ground, the promised autumn display greatly inferior to other gardens we have seen in the last couple of days. The only parts of the garden...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angela M
Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

I am sorry you did not enjoy your time here . Weeding is always an issue as we do not use spray to control the weeds. You also visited after a huge gale - a council owned tree was felled by it to the determent...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens, very reasonably priced. The river walk is stunning, friendly staff will definately visit again.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russgood
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This beautiful looking house is situated in a great position overlooking the River Test, not far from the attractive village of Stockbridge. The walled garden is a great place to stroll and is a working garden, so there are plenty of fruit and veg growing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Beautiful walks along the Test river and around the gardens. Excellent tea room that has recently been refurbished (as have the toilets). Nice patio to sit out on if you didn't want to be inside. A lovely way to spend a morning and the Cottage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

So pleased you enjoyed the gardens

Reviewed August 29, 2018

We didn't actually visit the gardens but called into the tea room about 4pm after a very long walk. Although the gardens look very peaceful and a lovely place to visit. My main reason for writing is to praise Victoria for her impeccable patience in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road279750
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip round the gardens and visits to the cafe. Great coffee! The gardens were largely empty which only added to our enjoyment. You can wander round and properly relax here. And so many swans on the river. A real gem of a place. Thank...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James K
Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

So pleased you had a happy time here today. Actually the grounds are sufficiently extensive that all visitors experience a feeling of "space" even when we are less unbusy than we were today. Houghton Lodge is different to many open gardens in so much as...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

A mid week delight. A peaceful oasis away from hustle. Superb 40 minute stroll around the "grounds" including alongside the River Test. Excellent paper guide provided. Learnt loads about fruit growing. Lovely gardens and brilliant coffee / cakes from the café with outside seating.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin W
Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed the guide The coffee is delicious !

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Planned to enjoy a couple of hours here whilst enjoying our picnic and then move on to another location. We never moved on! We sat by the water for those couple of hours just enjoying the peace and quiet whilst eating our picnic we then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

83% of our visitors return (others have an excuse; living in Australia etc) As a result of visitor feedback my wife, Sophie, has planted more flowers for autumn colour (my parents were always away in August and September ) This is paying off as the...More

Reviewed August 3, 2018

Went to Houghton gardens today very hot so lovely to sit under the trees by the river. Have lived local all my life but never been before.Had lovely coffee and scone staff very friendly. Then went for walk round the lovely grounds.Went back to cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Houghton L, Owner at Houghton Lodge Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you for your most appreciative review. and we are so delighted you enjoyed your time here, 83% of our visirors return and the others have a reasonable excuse (living in Australia and America and other countries ! ) We are delighted you had a...More

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