Parks & Gardens

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.

Parks & Gardens in Lincolnshire

Please note that while we aim to keep pages up to date, LGT will not be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies in information published.

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All images Copyrighted © Daniel Rollitt unless stated otherwise.

To see the gardens on a map please click on the link opposite.

Lincoln Arboretum

Lincoln, LN2 5RT

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Public park originally laid out in the late-19th century by Edward Milner. Restored in the early-21st century and features lakes, fountains, stone lion and a 19th-century bandstand.

Ashfield House

Near Branston, LN4 1NS

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10 acre garden with sweeping lawns and trees and shrubs. Features 110 flowering cherries of 40 different varieties and mass plantings of spring flowering bulbs. Recent additions include a Magnolia collection in a newly constructed woodland garden. In the autumn the colours can be amazing. Open for NGS (National Garden Scheme) or by private appointment.

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Aubourn Hall

Lincoln, LN5 9DZ

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Wedding Reception Venue, the gardens are open for private group tours by appointment only, and open for various charities throughout the year.

9 acres. Lawns, mature trees, shrubs, roses, mixed borders, rose garden, large prairie and topiary garden, spring bulbs, woodland walk and ponds. CII church adjoining.

Ayscoughfee Hall

Near Spalding, PE11 2RA

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5 acres of gardens complement historic Ayscoughfee Hall Museum. Yew Tree walk, ornamental lake, grade one listed War Memorial, Ice House. Contemporary themed Peace Garden. Also has facilities including tennis courts, a bowling green and putting green, children's playground and cafe.

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Belton House & Gardens (National Trust)

Near Grantham, NG32 2LW

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Formal gardens, pleasure grounds and boating lakes are a great place for a stroll in all seasons, while the parkland is perfect for wildlife spotting and dog walking with lots of lovely picnicking places. Italian gardens include a cast iron orangery and fountain.

Walled Garden Baumber

Near Horncastle, LN9 5NL

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19th century double walled garden that once belonged to the former Stourton Hall. Approx. 4 acres. Dogs welcome, plants for sale, special events include music and arts & crafts throughout the year.

Bain Valley Park

Horncastle, LN9

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Opened to the public in 2010 the park was created on top of an old rubbish tip. Grassed open space for community events, edged with a seating wall, landscaping, viewing platforms, footpaths, cycle ways, disabled car parking facilities, and a variety of natural habitats. This includes areas of wet woodland, a new ditch/swale, areas of wildflower meadow, and native species planting along the adjacent river banks.

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Brightwater Gardens

Near Market Rasen, LN8 2DQ

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8 acres of gardens, a small lake, arboretum, wildflower meadows, winter garden, thousands of snowdrops, crocus, narcissi and bluebells.

Tea, coffee and biscuits available, picnics allowed, good parking and toilets available.

Cleethorpes Country Park

Cleethorpes, DN35 0TG

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160 acre park, Local Nature Reserve, wild flower and grasses. Open 364 days a year. In the summer season you can visit the park by train. See website for details.

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Cleethorpes Pier/Sea Front Gardens

Cleethorpes, DN35 8LG

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Landscaped waterfront gardens with a waterfall, putting green, crazy-golf course & Victorian folly. A statue of the boy with the leaking boot formally stood in the Pier Gardens. It is comprised of 3 areas:

  • Dolphin Gardens with trees, flower beds and shrubs. It is dominated by a central anchor with dolphins. Sea Road has a central island of gardens.
  • Pier Gardens features two walled gardens and a wildlife area with trees, shrubs, and flower beds and a waterfall cascading from the top of the gardens down onto Central Promenade. There is also a putting green and crazy golf.
  • To the south there is a maze and a war memorial dedicated to the crews and ground staff of RAF North Coates. At the end of Pier Gardens is Ross Castle a Victorian folly dating to around 1885.

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Cleethorpes Haverstoe Park

Cleethorpes, DN35 0DP

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Bowling green, sensory garden and playground.

Cleethorpes Boating lake and gardens

Cleethorpes, DN35 0AQ

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A trail encircles a body of water, which has fish, ducks and a wading pool, plus boats for rent.

Doddington Hall

Near Lincoln, LN6 4RU

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Elizabethan mansion complete with walled courtyards, faithful to the original Elizabethan layout. Mix of formal and wild gardens.

Open various times throughout the year including a popular sculpture exhibition in late summer.

Dunholme Lodge Gardens & RAF Memorial

Near Lincoln, LN2 3QA

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3 acre garden. Spring bulb area, shrub borders, fern garden, topiary, large natural pond, wild flower area, orchard and vegetable garden. Often open for NGS (National Garden Scheme)

Easton Walled Gardens

Near Grantham, NG33 5AP

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12 acres developed over the past 16 years. Includes a turf maze, yew tunnel, shrubberies, meadows, rose garden, cut flower and vegetable gardens, a cottage garden, long borders, orchards and the White Space Garden.

Well known for sweet peas and snowdrops.

Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park

Near Brigg, DN20 0QZ

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4 acres featuring beautiful lakeside gardens, a contemporary walled garden, an adventure playground and a variety of animals and birds.

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Goltho Gardens

Near Market Rasen, LN8 5NF

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4.5 acre garden with year-round interest in colour and texture. Long grass walks flanked by abundantly-planted borders, nut walk, peony and rose gardens and wildflower meadow are at their best in spring and early summer.

A prairie border and gravel garden provide late summer and autumnal interest. Plants are propagated on site and can be purchased in the nursery. The teashop serves local home-cooked food.

Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens

Near Bourne, PE10 0LY

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The gardens surrounding an historic house including intricate parterres marked with box hedges lie close to the Castle, and a dramatic herbaceous border frames views across the lake.

Gunby Estate Hall & Gardens (National Trust)

Near Spilsby, PE23 5SS

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8 acre garden with country house dating from 1700 set in Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Sweeping formal lawns, flower borders, vegetable gardens and wildflower corners. Tea-room with cakes.

Hackthorn Hall, Lincoln

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15 acres of formal and woodland gardens.

Some sections designed by Bunny Guinness.

Hagworthingham Manor Gardens, Spilsby

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2 acre garden, partly terraced, established trees and shrubs. Redeveloped over 18 years with natural and formal ponds. Shrub roses, laburnum walk, hosta border, gravel bed and other areas mainly planted with hardy perennials, trees and shrubs.

Photos © Gill Maxim

Hall Farm

Harpswell, DN21 5UU

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3 acres garden open all year. In the past has also been open for a sculpture exhibition and often open for various charities, including NGS (National Garden Scheme).

Hamerton Gardens

Near Horncastle, LN9 6EG

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Quiet formal gardens with rose, flower and herbaceous plantings. Open grass area, seating, site of Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Holywell Hall

Near Stamford, PE9 4DT

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Wedding venue.

Private residence, all viewings are by appointment only.

Little Ponton Hall

Near Grantham, NG33 5BS

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C18th house surrounded by spacious lawns and a 200 year old cedar tree. Walled vegetable garden with Victorian greenhouses, listed dovecote and herb garden. In the early spring swathes of snowdrops and aconites carpet the Church walk. Open in aid of charities see website for details.


Marigold Cottage

Sutton-On-Sea, LN12 2NP

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Japanese inspired garden.

Plants for sale and garden workshops.

Mill Farm Garden

Grasby, DN38 6AQ

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3.5 acres. Panoramic views across the North Lincolnshire Wolds and the Ancholme Valley. Herbaceous beds, wildlife ponds, a vegetable garden, rill and fernery, shade house, herbaceous perennials, specimen trees and shrubs. Children free, dogs welcome, plants for sale, self-service refreshments available.

Photos © Mill Farm

Normanby Hall Country Park

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Pottertons Nursery

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Sir Joseph Banks Tribute Garden

Horncastle, LN9 5HZ

Includes many plants which have a connection to him. They represent specimens either seen and catalogued on the Endeavour or collected by gardeners who were sponsored by him.

In 2020 the Banks Society will be commemorating the bi-centennial of the death of Sir Joseph Banks.

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Skegness Tower Gardens

Skegness

Lake, children's play area, open grass areas, floral beds, shrub and herbaceous plantings and mature trees.

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Vine and Coronation Walks

Skegness

A quiet woodland walk, mature trees provide a good birdlife habitat, large area of open grass, some seating.

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Foreshore Gardens

Skegness

Boating Lake, Bowling Greens, Formal gardens with roses, flower, shrub and herbaceous plantings, Open grass area, Paddling pool, Illuminations, Water feature, Waterway, Seating.

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Springfield Show Gardens

Spalding, PE12 6ET

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© Springfields Festival Gardens 2015

Pleasure Gardens

Sutton on Sea

Bowling green, Floral gardens, open grass area, paddling pool, water features, war memorial, seating

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The Old Rectory

East Keal

Beautifully situated, with fine views, rambling cottage garden on different levels. Steps, paths and vistas, with seats. Dry border, vegetable garden, orchard, woodland walk, wild flower meadow. Year-round interest. Welcoming to wildlife.

Often open for the National Garden Scheme (NGS)

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The Medieval Bishop’s Palace (English Heritage)

Lincoln

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See article

Westgate fields

Louth, LN11 9YN

Varied collection of trees, open grass area, seating, quiet walks, 4 large leaf sculptures - part of Louth Art Trail

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Hubbard's Hills

Louth, LN11 0QW

The parks was gifted to the people of Louth in the very early twentieth century by Auguste Alphonse Pahud, and the Pahud memorial sits in the middle of the it. Hubbard's Hills is run by a charitable trust, the Hubbard's Hills Trust, which was set up in 2009. It is home to a wide variety of animals. including squirrels, kingfishers, rabbits, ducks, moorhens and water voles.

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Whisby Nature Park

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Woodlands

Louth, LN11 0UW

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Royal Square

Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QL

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Wyndham Park

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