The Gardens open for the new season!

The gardens open from Sunday March 1st 2015 for the spring, summer and autumn. We are now open four days a week. Click here for opening times.  If you missed Snowdrop Week, there are still lots of beautiful late winter flowers, including snowdrops, out in the gardens. We still have some unusual hellebores and autumn sown sweet peas for sale.

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

Sweet Pea Seed for sale

Now is a great time of year to be sowing your sweet peas. Find 65 unusual varieties and mixes in our online shop www.shopateaston.co.uk

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 23rd February 2015:'Beautiful snowdrops and an impressive restoration.' 'Beautiful birthday snowdrop outing.' 'Beautiful snowdrops, so many.' 'Always a great visit but today was brilliant!'