Houghton Hall – Walled Garden – Greenhouse

Houghton Hall - Walled Garden - Greenhouse

This is the Walled Garden at Houghton Hall.

Houghton Hall was the home of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain’s first Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742.

Houghton was built between 1722 and 1735.

This site was the former kitchen garden, the present dimentions date back to the early 19th century.

It had been brought back into use in 1991, by Lord Cholmondeley as a memorial to his grandmother who died in 1989.

Each section has been divided into quarters, and then divided again.

This is the greenhouse.

It dates from 1998.

Posted by ell brown on 2011-07-24 16:29:14

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