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Houghton Hall Gardens

Kings Lynn, Norfolk

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A 5 acre walled garden, which used to be the Kitchen Garden. A large part of the gardens today is laid out as a series of 'ornamental gardens' in various styles, divided by yew hedges.

The various gardens include:

The Rose Garden - planted with nearly 150 varieties of both new and older roses and incorporates 4 classical Italian statues including Diana, the Huntress. There is also rose arches, and water features of a sunken octagonal pool and a small fountain, while the outer bed is planted in a cottage garden style. It's central box-edge parterre is based on a ceiling design in the houses White Drawing Room.

The Italian Garden is in four sections surrounded by Lime Trees, but planted with plums trees that have spring bulbs beneath them.

Herbaceous borders are divided with a Yew roundel with the north borders planted in hot colours such as reds and oranges, with the south borders in cooler blues and whites. They stretch some 130 metres from the glasshouse with an orchid collection to a Rustic Temple, which makes use of deer antlers found in the estates Deer Park.

The Laburnam garden is home to a new feature added in 2008 the Water Flame. This is a square pool of water where at its centre is a fountain of water and seemingly balanced magically on top is an orange flame, the Water Flame.

The Kitchen Garden has areas of vegetables and soft fruits divided by fruit trees, almost 100 varieties of applies are grown.

  Geoff Collins


Location: Houghton Hall Gardens, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Grid Reference: TF791288 Ceremonial County: Norfolk

Map Link: StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google Map

Getting there: Off the A418 Kings Lynn to Cromer Road

Access:
Website: www.houghtonhall.com
Other Useful Websites:
Email: info@houghtonhall.com
Address: Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Postcode: PE31 6UE Telephone: 01485 528569
Opening Times: Easter Sunday 24th Apr-29th Sep Wed, Thurs, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays only 11.30am-5.30pm. House 1.30pm-5pm.

Charges: Excl. House Adult 6; Child (5-16) 2.50; Family 15.
Incl. House Adult 8.80; Child (5-16) 3.50; Family 22

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Garden Section

Notes: Stables Restaurant serves light lunches and home made cakes.

Gift shop.

Puts on some special events during the year - see website for details

Dogs allowed on leads only.

Disabled access and toilets available.

 

 

 

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By: Tracey Park Section: Gardens Section Key:
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