Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Five glorious Lincolnshire gardens to visit this August Bank…

Five glorious Lincolnshire gardens to visit this August Bank...

Goltho Gardens A family-run, 4.5-acre garden with year-round interest. Visitors will find a network of paths to meander, all designed to create different areas for everyone to enjoy. Look out for a stunning wild flower meadow, a pæony garden, and a delightful rose garden. Goltho House and grounds were purchased in 1997 and were virtually derelict. It took 18 months to make the house habitable, and do the groundwork for the development of the garden. Step-by-step it’s been brought to glorious life. What else?
As well as the gardens you’ll find a plant nursery, tea shop supplied with from the gardens, and serves local food, home-cooked, and a programme of events and talks. When can I go and what will it cost me? Summer opening: Bank Holiday Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am, last entry 4pm. £5 entry to the garden, children under 12 go free. Get in touch Goltho Gardens and Nursery, Lincoln Road, Goltho, Market Rasen. Call: 01673 857768. READ MORE: 50 Free things to do with the kids in Lincolnshire Gunby Estate It will be hard to know where to start in these gardens. Unleash the kids let off steam on the lawnand enjoy a game of crochet on them as well. Explore the apple pergolas in an area of the garden which also contains a cutting border, rose garden, the yellow border and a herb garden with 80 herbs! Gunby’s garden cats are likely to be snoozing nearby, enjoying a catnap in the sun – be sure to say hello. And who will you meet on the ‘Ghost Walk’. A young woman of the Massingberd family died after the murder of her stable lad lover by her infuriated father. Her ghost is said to walk here. What else? The gardens at Gunby are part of a bigger estate owned by the National Trust including Gunby Hall, a country house dated 1700 at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Picnics are allowed anywhere in the gardens and grounds, and there is also a tearoom and a well stocked second hand bookshop. When can I go and what will it cost me? The gardens are open 11am-5pm, daily. Gardens only: Adults £5, child £2.50, family £11.25. Get in touch Gunby, Spilsby. Call: 01754 890102. Easton Walled Gardens If you want to visit a great garden with a fascinating history, Easton Walled Gardens is the place for you. In 2001 scrub and woodland had reclaimed a once-great, 400-year-old garden. Work began that year and is on going to re-establish them to their former glory. In 2016 there is much to see and explore, and children are actively encouraged to have fun – Keep On The Grass is one of Easton’s mottos. Explore meadows, a woodland walk, a velvet border, cottage garden, rose meadows and orchards. And don’t forget the famous sweet pea week. What else? A packed programmed of workshops and events for children, a tearoom and gift shop. When can I go and what will it cost me? Wednesdays to Fridays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, 11am-4pm. Adult £7, child £3. Get in touch Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham. Call: 01476 530063. What the public are saying… Another lovely day at Easton Walled Gardens, never disappoints #lincolnshire — Toby Willison May 1, 2016 Doddington Hall and Garden The extensive gardens at Doddington Hall remain faithful to the original Elizab… Fab gardens at Hall Farm, Harpswell open today for @LincsNGS , love the foxglove gate and the meadow 🙂 x — Sue July 5, 2015

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