NEWS

A registered conservation and education charity since 1995 helping to conserve and raise awareness of Lincolnshire's garden heritage for the future.

Lincolnshire Gardens Trust is a registered charity to help the protection, enjoyment and enhancement of Lincolnshire's gardens and parks.

Newsletters:

LGT_newsletter_spring 2020.pdf

March

2020

LincsGardensTrust news NOVEMBER 2019.pdf

November

2019

LincsGardensTrust news MARCH 2019.pdf

March

2019

LincsGardensTrust news Nov 2018 .pdf

November

2018

LincsGardensTrust news March 2018.pdf

March

2018

LincsGardensTrust news Nov 2017.pdf

November

2017

LincsGardensTrust_news_March2017.pdf

March

2017

LincsGardensTrust_news_Nov2016.pdf

November

2016

LincsGardensTrust_news_March2016.pdf

March

2016

LincsGardensTrust_news_NOVEMBER2015.pdf

November

2015

Anthropomorphized Waves I & II with the backdrop of Doddington Hall

The Press Release is available below:

Sculpture_at_Doddington_Hall_2020.pdf

Doddington Hall's Sculpture Exhibition 2020 goes ahead

The historic house and gardens of Doddington Hall will exhibit almost 400 unique and well known sculptures from 68 renowned artists. This includes a few sculptors from Lincolnshire, namely Daniel Rollitt, and Lynn Baker both specialising in glass, and James Sutton, and Michael Thacker working in a range of metals and types of stone.

A full list of sculptors can be found here and the exhibition runs from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 6th September.

Tickets are now available and the event has been adapted in line with social distancing guidelines. Visitors are being asked to book tickets in advance online to help the team maintain a safe number of people enjoying the exhibition. To help visitors stay two metres apart, a safe route around the exhibition has been set up through the gardens.

For more information and to book tickets, visit sculpturedoddingtonhall.com

^ Daniel Rollitt's 'Intangible' & 'Anthropomorphized Waves I & II'

^ Lynn Baker's 'Queen Of The Night' & Joel Walker's 'Swallow Spectacular Joy'

^ Will Carr's 'Fluidity'

Other artists' work is available to view online at the Doddington Hall Sculpture Exhibition website here.

Before work started

Update on the progress of the new garden of the Deans Green at Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral Connected was awarded £16m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve the Cathedral’s setting and visitor experience. The funds have been used for important conservation work to the Cathedral, landscaping of Deans Green to create a new outdoor space and the development of a new visitor centre that includes an exhibition gallery, café and shop.

It is believed that these will be open to the public from March 2021.

The photos taken below show the garden works near completion along with the Western Front's new turf and wall.

Photos courtesy of Grace Ellis, June 2020

Information on some of Lincolnshire's Snowdrop Gardens Openings in 2020:

Sunday 23 February 10:30am - 3pm

Home-made teas. Adult: £4.00 Child: Free


Spring Bulb Pageant: 9 February – 1 April, SUNDAYS & WEDNESDAYS ONLY, 11am – 4.30pm Gardens only:

Adult: £7.50, Child: £3.50, Family £18

See website for further information.


Snowdrops and Aconites

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 February 11am - 4pm on both days of the weekend. Homemade refreshments in aid of Little Ponton Church.

Adult: £5; children under 16 free.

NB Little Ponton Hall Private SNOWDROP Visits

If you are part of a group and would like to arrange a private tour of the gardens and greenhouses with plants for sale (while stocks last!).

Admission: £8 per person, refreshments included. Please ring 01476 530216 or email: littlepontonhall@gmail.com


Sunday 16 February 11am - 4pm

Light refreshments incl. soup. Adult: £4.50 Child: Free


Snowdrop Week beginning Saturday 15 February.

NB Botanical Art Exhibition ‘British Wildflowers’ featuring works of botanical artists Dawn Wright, Dianne Sutherland and Polly Sutherland, in the Coach House Saturday 15 February - Sunday 15 March, on usual open days.

See website for details.

Open in February.

See website for details.


Snowdrops opening: 12th February – 1st March 11am – 4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday) warm refreshments.

Adult: £ 5.00 Children under 16: £2.00.

Over the past 15 years, 160,000 snowdrops, 45,000 crocus, winter irises, and a selection of other bulbs have been planted to create a ¼ mile winter walk through the garden and woodland.

See website for details.

GROW Project raising funds to promote wellbeing and improve mental health in Lincolnshire Hospital.

Read more here.

Boston West Academy - In Bloom.pdf

Boston West Academy's World War 1 Garden supported RHS East Midlands in Bloom 2018

Read the ideas behind the garden here by our School's Liaison Emma Schofield.

VIDEO-2018-07-10-16-07-04.mp4

View a video snippet of the gardens here.

Wyndham Park Press.pdf

Wyndham Park Restoration Project

Please see the press release regarding a restoration project that our secretary Elizabeth Bowskill has recently been involved with.

Time-lapse video shot by Woodhead Construction during the work:

LGT Chairman Steffie Shields awarded MBE in 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to conservation and heritage.

Holywell Hall Gardens

The following Lincolnshire historic parks and gardens have been recently added to Historic England's Register of Parks and Gardens: