This 400-year-old, 12 acre garden is set in the heart of Lincolnshire. Easton Hall, the original house, was demolished in 1951 and the garden fell into total disrepair. Since 2001, Ursula and Fred Cholmeley have restored this ancient garden from an overgrown wilderness to the nationally important garden it once was. The restoration continues with new planting schemes blending into a timeless English landscape; herbaceous borders, roses, sweet peas, spring bulbs and shrubs, cutflower and vegetable gardens set off by limestone buildings and surrounded by beautiful parkland. Highlights include Snowdrop Week and spring bulbs, Sweet Pea Week and David Austin Roses. The meadow areas increase in diversity every year, and the Cedar Meadow is filled with spring bulbs from mid-January to early June. The terraces and rose meadows are rich with summer flowers and there are two tiny meadows by the history room, filled with crocuses and spring bulbs. There are a variety of workshops throughout the season and other special events such as the Autumn Country Market, Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Dog Days.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, Wed-Fri, Sun & BH Mon 11-4
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About the area
Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.
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