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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 Restaurant, 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 the Craft Shop.

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

    We offer a FIVE YEAR Plant Guarantee on all our hardy nursery plants. We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of our garden plants. If one of our hardy plants dies, return the plant to us, along with your receipt within five years of purchase. We will be happy to replace it or refund you.

    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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant and Cafe Eden

    Open 7 days and offering a delicious 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. Stockists of TIGI, Klass Clothing, Joules and Autonomy.

    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

    Julian's Fruit and Veg

    Seasonal fruit and local vegetables. Open 7 days. 07596 704783

    Laithwaite's Wine

    Wine, Prosecco and Champagne lovers rejoice: you can now find Laithwaite’s wines at Houghton Hall.

    Added Convenience with Click & Collect

    For larger orders, or for the convenience of pre-ordering exactly what you want, you can also now collect your Laithwaite’s online order for free from Houghton Hall. All you need to do is place your Laithwaite’s order online, then, at the checkout, choose ‘collect from store’ as your delivery method. Once your delivery arrives in-store, we will call you to let you know and store it safely until you can come and pick up. 



    Travel on our Santa Ride, see Santa in his Grotto & choose a present from his Toy Store.

    £7.50 per child

    Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Sat 8th, Sun 9th December
    then daily from Friday 14th to Monday 24th December

    Saturdays 10am to 5.00pm; Sundays 11am to 4.30pm
    14th Dec 2pm to 5.30pm
    Mon 17th & Tues 18th Dec 1pm to 4.30pm
    Wed 19th to Fri 21st Dec 11am to 4.30pm
    Saturday 22nd Dec 10.30am to 5pm Sunday 23rd Dec 11am to 4.30pm
    Mon 24th Dec 10.30am to 2pm

    Times may vary, please call in store or visit to make your booking.
    Additional accompanying adults £2.00 each

    Grotto in association with The Rotary Club of Carlisle South

    Breakfast & Tea with Santa

    Enjoy a special Breakfast or Tea with Santa this Christmas

    After enjoying a delicious meal Santa arrives and takes the children on our magical Christmas Ride which takes them to his Grotto and they then choose a present from his Toy Store

    22nd and 24th December 9.00am

    17th to 21st December 4.30pm

    £12.50 per child

    Pre-booking required at our Customer Service Desk 
    Suitable for ages 4 to 10 years

    Breakfast & Tea can be made in-store or on-line now by clicking the links below;


Houghton, Carlisle
Cumbria CA6 4JB
01228 400610
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Mon - Wed 9am - 7.30pm
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 restaurant are closed on 25th and 26th December, 1st January and Easter Sunday. 
Closing at 4pm on the 24th and 31st of December and 6pm on 27th 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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