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Houghton Hall Walled Garden

July 7 : 10:45 am5:00 pm

£20.00
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Houghton Hall Walled Garden

Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Alan Mason, Jasmine Cottage, 22 Church Lane, Caythorpe, Grantham Lincolnshire NG32 3DU or email chairman@pgg.org.uk for more information

PGG visit to Houghton Hall Walled Garden

Houghton Hall was built for the first British prime minister, Sir Robert Walpole in the 1720s and has remained in the same family ever since.

The current Lord Cholmondeley, inherited Houghton in 1989 and had the vision to lay out a walled garden on the site of the old 19th century kitchen garden footprint, as a memorial to his grandmother, Lady Sybil Cholmondeley, who always wanted a ‘proper’ garden, but always had to attend to matters within the house.

The 5-acre walled garden is divided into quarters which are sub divided again to create 23 distinct areas. Amongst these there is a 120m long double herbaceous border, Rose Garden, Italian Garden, fruit and veg area, cut flower borders, a wisteria walkway and the unique Waterflame garden.

There is a surprise around every corner as well as there being a feast of colour and scent. In the afternoon we’ll take you on a tour of the wider parkland.

Programme

10:45am – Arrival.
11:00am – Tea and coffee and welcome by Richard Ernst, Head Gardener.
11:30pm – Tour of the Walled Garden.
1:00pm – Lunch.
2:00pm – Tour of the wider park.
3.30pm – Afternoon tea.

Address

Houghton Hall, Bircham Road, Houghton, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

Postcode/Satnav: PE31 6UE

Cost

£20.00 per person.

Booking

Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Alan Mason, Jasmine Cottage, 22 Church Lane, Caythorpe, Grantham Lincolnshire NG32 3DU or email chairman@pgg.org.uk for more information

Bookings will close at midnight on 03.07.2022

Details

Date:
July 7
Time:
10:45 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
£20.00
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Organizer

Alan Mason
Phone:
07932 000856
Email:
chairman@pgg.org.uk

Venue

Houghton Hall Walled Garden
Bircham Road, Houghton
King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE31 6UE
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