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Public rose garden Listing last updated on 11 Apr 2021.
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There are 12 acres of Grade II* Gardens at Houghton Lodge in a lovely position next the the River Test famous for its trout fishing.
The gardens have both formal and informal areas with some very colourful borders and the 14 acres adjoining the garden provide an experience of the natural world with meadow walks through the peaceful and unspoiled surroundings of the River Test. See many rare varieties of orchids in the Orchid House.
Houghton Lodge is one of the finest (and earliest) surviving examples of a Cottage Orné – a genre of ‘picturesque’ Gothic architecture that flourished for about 25 years from 1790.
The property is a popular TV/Film location.