Bank Holiday Art Exhibition

This year a group of artists have been painting the gardens. This exhibition is the culmination of their work and runs in the coach house runs for three days on Friday, Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday. Entry to the exhibition is free with normal entry to the gardens.

Dog Days in August

Bring your dog for an evening stroll in the gardens with our special extended opening for dog lovers. Sundays in August 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm. For more information see our what's on pages Please note the new dates for the August Art Exhibition are now only Friday 22nd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th. The gardens are open as usual. See what's on pages for more.

Autumn Country Market

On Sunday September 7th, stallholders from around the East Midlands will be bringing crafts, food and demonstrations to the gardens' courtyards and lawns. This is one our most popular events and good for all the family. Join us for shopping, music, cream teas and a traditional day out.

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 13 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. The pleasure of working on this giant garden just gets better and better.

Movement in a garden is very important and our meadows provide swaying grasses, busy bumblebees and butterflies. Other delights include David Austin Roses that weave through the grasses and 75 varieties of our favourite sweet peas. The cottage garden and vegetable garden are more secluded and provide our tearoom with vegetables for soup, salads and herbs. The Pickery or cut flower garden, raised almost entirely from seed every year, is a highlight. We have a tearoom selling light lunches, teas and homemade cakes and a shop that 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 7th July 2014:'Fantastic Gardens!''Magic!!' 'Keep this a secret, its wonderful' 'Beautifully smelly sweet peas!' 'Sweet Peas, wonderful -my favourite!'