The Garden Landscape Guide

Houghton Hall Garden

Houghton Hall was the residence of Britain's de facto first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole (1676-1745). The deer park was redesigned by Charles Bridgeman in the 18th century. The former kitchen garden has been turned into a memorial to the grandmother of the current Lord Cholmondeley. There is an Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Laburnum Garden and Pool Garden (which you can see if you zoom in on the satellite image on the location map below).

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, PE31 6UE

Easter to September. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open 11:30am to 5:30pm.

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  • almost 3 years by Anonymous 2 / 5

    Impact of walled garden undermined by shocking number of weeds including bindweed and other weeds 2-3 foot high.
  • almost 6 years by pete 3 / 5

    The walled garden is superb, one of the best I've visited. It has been divided into sections and feels like a series of outdoor rooms.

    The parkland is undoubtedly attractive but it doesn't feel "inviting" as say nearby Holkham does.
  • about 6 years by Julia Srigley 4 / 5

    This is a lovely walled garden not constrained by history or 'interpretation'. A garden that has the atmosphere of a well loved sitting room. Some very personal influences, which help to give character and a sense of belonging. Well maintained with knowledgable staff.

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Houghton Hall Garden, Norfolk Photograph © Pete Duxon
Sculpture, Houghton Hall Garden Photograph © Pete Duxon
Wisteria, Houghton Hall Garden Photograph © Pete Duxon