What to see Now

White is a prominent colour in the gardens this month, with the finest displays coming from our Cherry Blossom, Exochorda and The Snowball Tree (Viburnum opulus), along with splashes of white Cow Parsley rising from every damp corner of the Meadows and ditches.  

Italian Supper Evening with Linda Hewett

Join us for this great group activity workshop and dinner, a fabulous way to spend three hours in the kitchen. Experience the Italian idea of sharing in a relaxed, cheery atmosphere with expert chef and baker, Linda Hewett. Click Here for More

Spring Workshop Courses.

Willow weaving, sweet pea and cutflower planning or arranging for Spring.  Our tutors are chosen for their knowledge and ability to communicate their skills and make sure you have a really enjoyable day out with friends. See full details on our online shop

'The Essence of Summer' Photography Competition

Our summer photography competition in association with Smiths Gore is now open for entries! So have your cameras at the ready to capture those perfect summer moments! Click here to find out more on how to enter.  

Welcome to Lincolnshire’s ‘lost’ gardens. 400 years of gardening have created a peaceful and settled atmosphere, enhanced by the beautiful valley surrounding it.

This is truly a ‘lost’ garden. When I started chopping down trees and pulling out undergrowth 14 years ago, I had a vision of what this garden could be. I never imagined it would get this good and we are now nationally recognised for our work.

Movement in a garden is very important and our meadows provide homes for busy bumblebees, birds and butterflies. Grasses and flowers weave around the orchard and through sumptuous displays of David Austin Roses, a whole new take on the traditional rose garden.

In the pickery and cottage garden you can find nearly 100 varieties of our favourite sweet peas. The decorative vegetable garden provides our tearoom with vegetables for soup, salads and herbs. If plant combinations or bulb displays are your thing, we have 80m of long borders, a velvet border, woodland walk and the white space garden to take in. Every year our snowdrop displays attract 1,000s of visitors.

The tearoom sells light lunches, teas and homemade cakes and the shop stocks seasonal gardening gifts and our own range of sweet pea seed.

The gardens have been carefully designed so that adults and children can enjoy the gardens together. You can find a birdhide, swing, turf maze and big yew tunnel to explore together and children are welcome to pick a few flowers. Just off the A1, in the middle of England, we are easy to visit and look forward to seeing you.

Ursula Cholmeley

Unedited comments from visitors book 12th May 2015: 'Such a hidden gem', 'An absolute delight, we will be back again', 'Delightful, keep up the amazing work!',