Bank Holiday Weekend

The gardens are open Sunday and Monday this bank holiday for peaceful walks, delicious cream teas and homemade light lunches. The gardens are big enough to wear out even the most energetic of children especially if they follow our trail.

What to see now

September looks set to be a glorious month. As the days get shorter the light begins to change and an array of gorgeous autumnal colours start to shine through, giving the gardens a wonderful soft glow.

'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.  

Autumn Country Market

On Sunday September 6th, 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 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 18th August 2015: 'something of a gem and a testament to dedicated gardening', 'so relaxing and peaceful, a superb day in a most beautiful setting', 'just stunning'.