Teddy Bears Picnic

Pack a picnic and your favourite Teddy for an afternoon of story telling and fun on the Lawn. Teddy Bears (and their owners) will be treated to an amazing story from Tom The Tale Teller while enjoying their picnic under the spreading branches of the old cedar tree. Wednesday 12th August 12.30 - 15.00 Click here for more and to book tickets.

What to see Now

July 1st was the hottest day of the year so far. The sunshine has bought out the fragrance in our favourite summer flowers. Roses, Meadows and Sweet Peas are colliding in a smorgasbord of colour. Come and visit us now to make the most of this fantastic season in the gardens.  

'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 24th July 2015: 'scented heaven!', 'a beautiful garden and a lovely cream tea', 'what a lovely place to visit'.