Pumpkin Rolling Returns!

Join us for half term fun! Roll a pumpkin down the beautiful grass terraces without breaking your pumpkin, the furthest roller wins. When you have finished running around, kicking a ball and found all the letters in the wren trail, cool off by planting your own bulb to take home. Click here for more.

What to see now

The gardens are still open four days a week and as the days get shorter the light begins to change and an array of gorgeous autumnal colours shine through, giving the gardens a wonderful soft glow. I have posted a blog about a dawn walk featuring our errant dachshund, Binky, which gives a great feel for the gardens now. Click here for more.

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 September 2015: 'Wonderful - so glad it's being restored', 'Superb, inspirational, a delight from flowers to food', 'A very pleasant and enjoyable visit'.