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  • Houghton Hall is the flagship of our company and is no ordinary store. Spread over 3 levels, with a main level home to core gardening, gift shop, clothing, the Topiary Coffee Shop, Cafe Eden and the Eden Food Hall and Butchers; a second floor mezzanine displaying garden furniture and outdoor living and a basement level housing the World in Miniature Museum and attractions including the Craft Shop, Hornby, Scalextric and Airfix.

    The outdoor plant area has been created from the original walled kitchen garden of Houghton Hall and is the perfect setting for choosing plants.

    The Eden Food Hall offers the finest quality local and regional foods as well as an onsite Butcher with a local reputation for delicious traditional prepared meats and quality service.

    Produce from the Food Hall can be tasted within the Topiary Coffee Shop, our renowned fresh cream cakes are the only way to finish off your visit.

    Situated next to our Food Hall is our new Cafe Eden. This modern coffee bar offers a wide selection of drinks, homebaking, sweet treats and snacks, ideal if you wish to sit in or take away.

    The garden centre is situated in a very accessible location off Junction 44 of the M6, on the edge of the border city of Carlisle. A regular bus service from Carlisle city centre to Houghton Hall operates daily.


  • The Topiary Coffee Shop and Restaurant and Cafe Eden

    Open 7 days and offering a delicous selection of home baking, homemade daily specials, afternoon tea and breakfast items. Outdoor seating area available. Cafe Eden is our modern coffee bar located next to our Foodhall.

    The Craft Shop

    The Craft Shop offers a wide selection of craft material for all, whether into card making, scrap booking, painting and art, jewellery making, knitting, cross stitching or children's crafts.

    The Clothing Shop

    We are a one stop shop for country and casual leisure wear designed for all outdoor pursuits, whether it is for gardening, dog walking or holiday activities.

    Eden Foodhall and Butchers

    Visit our Cookshop and find all manner of kitchen accessories and kitchen gadgets, everything from a terrine to a tin opener, a tagine to a toasting fork

    World in Miniature Museum

    This truly amazing museum contains one of the world's top three collections of quality miniatures, from remarkable 1/12 scale copies of antique furniture, paintings and china in beautifuk room settings, to everyday items at sizes you just won't believe,

    Maidenhead Aquatics 01228 597777

    The Pet Shop

    Lakeland Spas and Log Cabins

    Stovey Wood Burning Stoves

    High quality wood burning stoves at unbeatable prices. 


  • Do-Crafts Demonstration Day - 6th August

    Learn all the latest skills and techniques with our qualified do-crafts designer between 10am - 4pm inspiring you to create gorgeous cards for friends and family.

     Come along to docrafts demonstrations in August to see two brand new and highly anticipated new collections from Papermania: Tales from Willson Wood and Forever Friends Opulent. There will be 25% off the new Forever Friends collection on the day, plus money off two key tools. Save £10 on the Xcut 13” Guillotine, and £3 off the handy Xtrim Lite.

    The first 12 attendees will receive a free 8x8” Postbound Album in a stunning French Lavender design, so come and join in the free crafty fun and get some fantastic inspiration and technique ideas.


    Craft Fair

    Marquee open 9.30am to 5pm - FREE ADMISSION
    Large marquee filled with a wide selection of quality crafts plus unusual giftware
    enquiries 01704 530139 / 07966 499748

    Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th September

    Crafters Companion Demonstration Day 24th September

    Our skilled demonstrator will be here from 10am - 4pm showing you how to get the best from Crafters Companion products, with many special prices and offers on the day.

Houghton, Carlisle
Cumbria CA6 4JB
01228 400610
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Mon - Wed 9am - 6pm
Thurs 9am - 7.30pm
Fri 9am - 6pm
Sat 9am - 6pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Mon - Wed 9am - 5pm
Thurs 9am - 7pm
Fri - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
The Craft Shop, Food Hall and onsite partners opening hours may vary. Please contact the centre before visiting to avoid disappointment.
The garden centre and coffee shop are closed on 25th and 26th December, 1st January and Easter Sunday. 
Closing at 4pm on the 24th and 31st of December
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William Strike Ltd is a registered company trading in England, Scotland and Wales. Registered number 96366. Registered office Houghton Hall garden Centre, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria CA6 4JB

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