Lincolnshire Open Gardens 2015 - update in progress*

* 2015 gardens are being added now. See foot for email link to submit details

New feature: Where a  poster or website for a garden is available, you can click through to it using a link shown underlined in the entry

Dr John R Ketteringham, who has managed this page for several years, has retired from maintaining it due to age and health. (He will be 86 in October 2015). This page will continue to be maintained for the time being by Aidan Hopkins, a former resident of Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire Tourist Board no longer publishes a Gardens and Nurseries Open booklet, so John Ketteringham compiled this list for the convenience of those who also like garden visiting. We have only been able to include basic details, and suggest you ask for a leaflet at the first gardens you visit - which will give you a detailed description of each garden. Postcodes are shown for the benefit of SatNav users, but with no guarantee of accuracy. Please verify before using! Addresses should be postally correct, but may not reflect local geography. There is a key to common abbreviations at the foot of this page. Organizations in grey have not yet supplied 2015 details.

Please send additions or amendments to Aidan C A Hopkins, 14 Harpesford Avenue, VIRGINIA WATER, GU25 4RD. See foot for email link

Information sent on paper may be subject to delay - please use email for speed!

BRC = British Red Cross http://redcross.org.uk/opengardens.asp?id=54243 usually £3 for one garden, £4 for two, £6 for three

HPS = Lincolnshire Group of Hardy Plant Society http://lincshps.org.uk/

LA =  Lincs.Ark (Animal Welfare) http://lincsark.co.uk/

LCT = Lincolnshire Churches Trust http://lincolnshirechurchestrust.org.uk/

LGT =Lincolnshire Gardens Trust http://lincolnshiregardenstrust.org.uk/Open_Gardens.html

LDS = Lincolnshire Daffodil Society http://lincsdaffodil.co.uk/

LWT = Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust http://lincstrust.org.uk/

NGS = National Gardens Scheme http://ngs.org.uk/gardens/gardenfinder-advanced.aspx

OGN = Open Gardens UK National Directory http://opengardens.co.uk/

SACH = St Andrews Children’s Hospice http://standrewshospice.com/


Entries with no organization code in the first column are ad hoc locally-organized gardens

Other months or all year
 

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Mill Farm, Grasby, Barnetby, DN38 6AQ. Open April - Oct, date/time by arrangement, mostly each Friday and Saturday, 1100 - 1600, in addition to specific dates below.

NGS ** BA 1 Lomond Grove, Humberston, Grimsby, DN36 4BD. £2.50, chd free - date/time by arrangement, T/R, PfS
NGS **   Marigold Cottage, 77 Church Lane, Sutton-on-Sea, LN12 2JA. £3, 1400-1700, WF, T/R, PfS. Thursdays from 07 May to 27 August (otherwise BA). Click link for more.

February Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015

       
NGS Fri 13 Brightwater Gardens, The Garden House, Saxby, Market Rasen, LN8 2DQ. Click link for more. Open throughout period 13/02 to 01/03/2015.
NGS Sat 14 Easton Walled Garden, Easton, Grantham, NG33 5AP. Click link for more. Open throughout period 14/02 to 22/02/2015.
NGS Sat 14 Little Ponton Hall, Grantham, NG33 5BS. £5, chd free, 1100-1600. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 15 Little Ponton Hall, Grantham, NG33 5BS. £5, chd free, 1100-1600. Click link for more.
 - Sun 15

Snowdrop Sunday at Hackthorn Hall, Hackthorn, Lincoln, LN2 3PQ. 1300-1700 £3.00 (U-14 free) PfS: Potted spring bulbs in Kitchen Garden. T/R in Village Hall. Proceeds to St Michael & All Angels Church. Link to poster

LCT Sun 15 tbc Snowdrops at Sedgebrook Manor, Church Lane, Sedgebrook, GRANTHAM, NG32 2EU. Walk 1100-1500 £3.00 T/R
NGS Sat 21 21 Chapel Street, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UL. £3, 1100-1600, T/R, PfS
NGS Sun 22 21 Chapel Street, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UL. £3, 1100-1600, T/R, PfS
       
March Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sun 08 Doddington Hall Gardens, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU. £6, chd £3, 1100-1700, WF.
NGS Sun 29 21 Chapel Street, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UL. £3, chd free, 1100-1600, T/R, PfS
NGS Sun 29 Brightwater Gardens, The Garden House, Saxby, Market Rasen, LN8 2DQ. Combined with West Barn. Click link for more. CAd £4.50, chd free. T/R, WF.
       
April Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Fri 03 Easton Walled Gardens, Easton, Grantham, NG33 5AP. £6.95, chd £2.50, 1100-1600, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sat 04 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 05 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS
NGS Mon 06 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sat 11 Burghley House Private South Gardens, Stamford, PE9 3JY. 1100-1600, £3.50, chd £2, T/R, PfS, WF.
NGS Sun 12 Burghley House Private South Gardens, Stamford, PE9 3JY. 1100-1600, £3.50, chd £2, T/R, PfS, WF.
NGS Sun 12 Firsby Manor, Firsby, Spilsby, PE23 5QJ. 1300-1700, £2.50, chd free, T/R, WF.
NGS Sun 12 Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 0LZ. £5.50, chd £2, T/R, WF. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 19 Goltho House, Lincoln Road, Goltho, Market Rasen, LN8 5NF. 1000-1600, £5, chd free, WF, PfF, T/R. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 26 Old Rectory, East Keal, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4AT. 1400-1700, £3, chd free, T/R, PfS, DW.
May Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sat 02 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 03 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS.
      also combined with Shepherds Hey, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. CAd £3.50, chd free, 1100-1700. Click link for more.
NGS Mon 04 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sat 23 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 24 Firsby Manor, Firsby, Spilsby, PE23 5QJ. 1300-1700, £2.50, chd free, T/R, WF.
NGS Mon 25 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 31 Old Rectory, East Keal, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4AT. 1400-1700, £3, chd free, T/R, PfS, DW.
       
June Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sun 07 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS
NGS Wed 10 Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, PE10 0LZ. £5.50, chd £2, T/R, WF. Click link for more.
NGS Sat 13 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
NGS Sun 14 Willow Cottage, Gravel Pit Lane, Burgh-le-Marsh, Skegness, PE24 5DW. £3, chd free, 1400-1700, T/R, PfS. Click link for more.
OGN Sun 14

Bassingham Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail. Maps from Community car park, Hammond Hall, Lincoln Road, Bassingham, Lincoln, LN5 9HQ. 1400-1800 £3.00 PfS, T/R. For Bassingham Village and Playing Field Charity.

  Sun 28 Hibaldstow Open Gardens & Scarecrow Day 1000-1700, £3, chd free: Village Hall, Station Road, Hibaldstow, Brigg, DN20 9DY. Parking and T/R available at Village Hall. Around 12 gardens open and at least 40 scarecrows will have taken up residence in the village. St Hybald's & Methodist Churches open with displays. Free minibus service around village. Proceeds divided as shown in poster (click link).
July Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sun 05 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS
      also combined with Nut Tree Farm. Click link for more details. CAd £3.50, chd free, 1100-1700.
August Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sun 02 Brightwater Gardens, The Garden House, Saxby, Market Rasen, LN8 2DQ. Combined with West Barn. Click link for more. CAd £4.50, chd free. T/R, WF.
NGS Sun 05 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS
       
September Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
NGS Sun 06 Woodlands, Peppin Lane, Fotherby, Louth, LN11 0UW. £2.50, chd free, 1100-1700, T/R, PfS
      also combined with Shepherds Hey and Nut Tree Farm. Click link for more details. CAd £4, chd free, 1100-1700.
NGS Wed 23 Doddington Hall Gardens, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RU. £6, chd £3, 1100-1700, WF.
NGS Sun 27 Goltho House, Lincoln Road, Goltho, Market Rasen, LN8 5NF. 1000-1600, £5, chd free, WF, PfF, T/R. Click link for more.
       
October  Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2015
       
February 2016  Jump: Top | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | 2016
      tbc - 2016 details are not expected until late 2015 or early 2016 and will appear when supplied. Any advance information here is very provisional until announced officially
NGS Sat 27 21 Chapel Street, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UL. 1100-1600, £3, chd free
NGS Sun 28 21 Chapel Street, Haconby, Bourne, PE10 0UL. 1100-1800, £3, chd free

** These entries cover multiple dates - the gardens are open throughout the period shown.  More information may be in the relevant leaflet  - see note at top of this page.

Opening times for SJA entries is 1400-1700, unless otherwise shown. £2.50 each garden, or £3.50 for more on same day. No dogs, children free, all SJA gardens are wildlife friendly

Key to common abbreviations:

BA = By appointment only - usually during the period shown

CAd = Combined admission applies to group of adjacent/nearby gardens

DW = Dogs welcome

PfS = Plants for sale, on the premises or as shown

T/R = Teas or other refreshments, usually at extra cost, on the premises or as shown

WF = Wheel-chair friendly, but could involve some distance or slopes

tbc = Details to be confirmed

* prefix indicates an address pending verification

It is advisable to assume that dogs, other than guide/assistance dogs, are NOT permitted in gardens unless marked DW, but may vary and cannot be guaranteed. Last admission times may be as much as an hour before the end-time shown.

 

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