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Lincolnshire Gardens Events 2019

Throughout the year members of the Lincolnshire Gardens group put on a wide range of special events, here we can only list a few of them, but there should be something for everyone.


Doddington Hall. Doddington, Nr Lincoln, LN6 4RU.

8 dates 10 Feb 31 Mar

Spring Bulb Pageant Doddington Hall and Gardens

Join us for a spectacular pageant of spring bulbs, beginning in early February with wonderful snowdrops, Cyclamen coum, and Crocus tommasinianus, continuing through March and early April with drifts of Lent lilies and our unique collection of heritage daffodils (including rare Edwardian varieties), winter aconites and snake's head fritillaries until May. The spring bulb pageant was started in the 1950s by Claire's grandparents Ralph and Antonia Jarvis. Claire's father Antony Jarvis and late mother Victoria continued the work and Antony estimates that he.

2 dates 12 Feb 14 Feb

Winter Woodland & Garden Walk Doddington Hall and Gardens

NEW for 2019: Join our Garden and Woodland Manager David Logan for a special winter woodland and garden walk as the grounds start to reawaken. David will guide you through the Elizabethan gardens, down the nature trail, skirt one of our ancient woodlands and back across our historical parkland. The walk will take in the Doddington pyramid, the clay pits from where the halls bricks were created and other historical and natural features. Snowdrops should be out in full force as well as crocuses and other brave early flowerers.


Hall Farm. Harpswell, Gainsborough DN21 5UU

Our charity days for this year are as follows.

Sunday 19th May Open day, with the garden also open and refreshments served in the farmhouse .

Monday 27th May 2-5pm(Oxfam)

Sunday23rd June1-5pm (NGS)

Sunday 7th July 2-5pm (Red Cross)

Sunday 4th August 2-5pm( Red Cross)

Sunday1st September 1-5pm (NGS) Free seed collecting in the garden.

15-18th April and 13-17th May Lincolnshire Archaeology Group( LAG) are holding an archaeological community dig here in the Spring .Visitors to the site will be very welcome to join in providing they are members of LAG ( membership costs a mere 5) and there will be a small charge if they would like to participate in the dig to help cover the insurance .


Mill Farm Garden. Brigg Road, Grasby, Barnetby. DN38 6AQ


Pottertons Nursery. Nettleton, Caistor. LN7 6HX

SUNDAY 26TH MAY 2019

We will be holding a Plant Hunters' Fair at the nursery with 9 nurseries attending plus NGS Open Day, nursery & garden guided tours, refreshments. Open 9am to 5pm.

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

In 2019 our Special OPEN WEEKEND event at the nursery.
Come along to buy from an extensive selection of Alpines, Bulbs, Dwarf Conifers and Woodland Plants PLUS a special lecture, details to follow.


Easton Walled Gardens. Grantham, NG33 5AP

SNOWDROP WEEK

Open daily, 16th - 24th February 2019

Wrap up warm for a winter walk full of snowdrops and winter flowers. We vary the pace with small displays in the alpine bed to great drifts on the snowdrop bank. Pink Cyclamen, yellow aconites and exquisite irises and crocuses mingle with single and double snowdrops and unusual hellebores in the woodland walk.

Enjoy delicious teas and homemade light lunches in the tearoom and follow the amazing story of these ancient gardens in the history room. Snowdrops, hellebores and other winter plants for sale in our shop.


BOTANICAL ART EXHIBITION

Saturday 16th February – Sunday 17th March (on our usual open days)

Easton Walled Gardens presents the Botanical Art Exhibition, entitled ‘Plants & Pollinators’ featuring 2 established and talented artists. The exhibition will host the work of Dawn Wright and Val Littlewood; both well-respected artists in their field of botanical drawing and painting. The Art Exhibition runs from Saturday 16th February until Sunday 17th March, on our usual open days.


MOTHER'S DAY

Sunday 31st March

What better place to spend Mother's Day than here at Easton Walled Gardens? The spring bulbs in the cedar meadow will be starting to flower and you might still catch the last of the snowdrops. Explore 12 acres of relaxing, inspiring gardens and then stop off at the tea room for a light lunch or cream tea. You're also welcome to bring a picnic if the weather is fair.


EASTER WEEKEND 

19th - 22nd April 2018, Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday.

(CLOSED SATURDAY)

Easter is fairly early this year so as well as emerging spring bulbs, you may catch the last of the snowdrops and aconites. Hellebores seem to flower forever and we recommend a wander through the woodland walk to view the delicate nodding heads of these delightful flowers.

Bring the whole family along, follow the Easter Trail and feel free to bring along a picnic, if the weather is kind!

On Good Friday we will open in aid of the National Garden Scheme and all admission fees will be donated to this wonderful charity.





FATHER'S DAY

Sunday 16th June

Join us in celebrating Father's Day at Easton Walled Gardens. Visit the vegetable garden for inspiration, admire the early sweet pea blooms or perhaps sit and count the many varieties of birds that visit the bird hide. After you've explored 12 acres of gardens, stop off at the tearoom for a well-earned slice of homemade cake and a cuppa!



SWEET PEA WEEK

Open daily, 30th June - 7th July 2018

Glorious displays of sweet peas, raised lovingly from seed in the greenhouses, compliment the flowers in the meadows, roses and cream teas! The whole garden is filled with the sights and sounds of summer. After you’ve explored the 12 acres of gardens, you can stop for a light lunch in the tearoom then browse round the gift shop which stocks a lovely range of seasonal gifts. A great day out for the whole family.

DOG DAYS

Sundays, throughout August, 4pm - 6pm

We are real dog lovers here at Easton but owing to the nature of the gardens, we are unable to let them visit on a daily basis. With this in mind, we decided to welcome your four-legged friends on special 'Dog Days'. Every Sunday in August, from 4 - 6pm, you can bring along your well-behaved best friend for a lovely evening walk in the gardens.  There is a bowl of water and a dog biscuit for those that join their owners for a cup of tea in the tearoom too!

Please avoid bringing dogs that are in season, thank you.



PICNIC DAY

Sunday 4th August

It's exactly what it says on the tin! A day to bring a picnic along with all your family and friends and celebrate the great outdoors, nature, space, meadows, plants and wildlife. It's the simple things in life that matter and we want to share those things with you. If you don't fancy making up your own picnic, the tearoom will be open selling delicious light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas. All you'll need is a blanket!

Why not make the day extra special and book the Meadow Retreat for the day.



AUTUMN COUNTRY MARKET

Sunday 8th September, 11am - 4pm

Easton Walled Gardens will be celebrating the 13th year of this much loved autumn country market. This leading attraction will showcase the region’s best crafts, cakes, jewellery and gifts alongside various demonstrations.
Open from 11am to 4pm in the beautiful 17th Century cobbled courtyard, over 60 stalls will be showcasing the likes of eclectic vintage items, beautiful plants, local homemade produce and unique gifts. The gardens still look great with lots to see in flower. Normal admission applies.



OCTOBER HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES

16th – 27th October (on our usual open days)

The original Pumpkin Rolling event returns to Easton Walled Gardens! This event is so much fun and children (and their grown-ups) can spend as much time as they like rolling their pumpkins down the terraces. 

Follow the Halloween Trail around the 12-acre gardens and children are sure to be happily worn out after an active day!



ARTISAN FOOD FAIR

Sunday 17th November, 11am - 3pm

Due to the huge success of last year’s event, the Artisan Food Fair returns to Easton Walled Gardens. We have hand-picked over 20 of the regions highest quality, artisan producers showcasing their delicious food and drink. Admission includes full access to the gardens giving you an opportunity to see what goes on during the winter months.


The Fern Nursery. Binbrook, LN8 6DH

Monday 6th May open day.

Refreshments provided by Binbrook Bowling Club from 11am.

Monday 27th May open day.

Refreshments provided by Binbrook Bowling Club from 11am.Come and watch the tournament.

Sunday 21st July

Binbrook open gardens. We are open along with many others in the village. Entry and map of gardens at the village hall.

Monday 6th August 12 to 3pm

Open garden for the Red Cross, 3 children free.

Monday 26th August open day.

Refreshments provided by Binbrook Bowling Club from 11am.


The Walled Garden Baumber. Baumber, LN9 5NL

Saturday 4th May General Open day

Wednesday 15th May Health and well being day.

Sunday 26th May Traditional Garden Fete and Fun Dog Show Saturday 1st June WI north Federation day

Sunday 16th June Classic Cars and Jazz Music.

Sunday 30th June Classical Music and cream Teas.

Saturday 13th July General Open Day

Sunday 14th July Elvis/ Gene Pitney/Roy Orbison/

Saturday 27th July Literary Festival Weekend.

Sunday 28th July Literary Festival Weekend.

Saturday August 3rd Gourmet food and Drink Experience

Saturday 17th August The tales of King Arthur, boxtree productions

Saturday 31st August 1940's day Dance lessons and Tea Dance with Johnny Victory

Sunday 1st September 1950's Dance Lesson and live entertainment from The Tailfins.

Saturday 14th September Motor Bikes, Classic Bikes and BBQ

Saturday 28th September Arts and Creft Fayre

Sunday 29th September Arts and Craft Fayre

Friday 4th October Bulb Sale

Saturday 5th October General Open Day and Bulb Sale

Sunday 6th October General Open Day and Bulb Sale

Saturday 12th October Open every Saturday until Saturday 14th December.


Woodlands. Pepin lane, Fotherby, Louth. LN11 0UW

Open for the National Gardens Scheme April 7th, May 5th with other gardens in Fotherby, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, Sept 1st with other gardens in Fotherby, and October 6th.

Lincolnshire Garden Dates are Wednesdays 2-5 from 1st May until 28th August.


Gunby Hall. Gunby, Nr Spilsby, PE23 5SS.

Join us for a one hour guided walk to see where Gunby's many snowdrops are blooming. Warm up in the tea-room with a hot drink and some cake, which is included in the price.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

+ 4 other dates 11:00-12:00

+ other times

'Blow away the cobwebs' Family Walk

Go on a family friendly guided walk to the ice house pond with the Gunby Ranger to blow away the cobwebs. A hot drink and piece of cake are included in the price.

Wed 20 Feb 2019 11:30-12:30

'Spring Fling' - Art on the Map Coastal group

Visit Gunby's Orchard Gallery from 9 to 31 March for 'Spring Fling' an exhibition by artists from the Coastal Group of Lincolnshire art collective 'Art on the Map'.

Sat 09 Mar 2019

+ 22 other dates 11:00-17:00

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition

Get up close to an enormous tiger and the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'.

Sat 09 Mar 2019

+ 36 other dates 11:00-17:00

'An Eye for Colour' - Bluestone Heath Art Group

From 1 to 15 April pop into Orchard Gallery for a new exhibition called 'An Eye for Colour' by the local Bluestone Heath Art Group.

Mon 01 Apr 2019

+ 14 other dates 11:00-17:00

Bug-hunt

Go on an adventure with the Gunby Ranger to discover more about the insects that call our grounds their home.

Sat 06 Apr 2019 11:30-12:30

+ other times

Bird feeder making

Get messy and creative and make a pine cone bird feeder to take home. The Gunby Ranger will help you with your masterpiece.

Sat 13 Apr 2019 11:00-15:30

Wild Art making

Create your own work of art using leaves, twigs and other natural things you can find in the grounds.

Tue 16 Apr 2019 11:00-15:30

'Brush Strokes' - Skegness Art Group

Step into Gunby's Orchard Gallery, nestled in the gardens, from 16 to 30 April for 'Brush Strokes', a new exhibition by the Skegness Art Group.

Tue 16 Apr 2019

+ 14 other dates 11:00-17:00

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Collect your map, hunt high and low to find all the clues, use your brain power to solve the puzzle and win a yummy egg as your well-deserved reward.


Fri 19 Apr 2019

+ 3 other dates 11:00-17:00

'Old and New' - Morris Morris Addison

From 1 to 31 May discover an exciting exhibition called 'Old and New' by Avril Morris, David Morris and Twink Addison.

Wed 01 May 2019

+ 30 other dates 11:00-17:00

Gunby's 75th Anniversary Garden Party

Celebrate with us that it was 75 years ago in 1944 that Gunby was gifted to the National Trust. Be a guest at our party that's filled with music, colour and cake!

Mon 06 May 2019 11:00-17:00

Pond-dipping

Have an adventure with the Gunby Ranger and discover which minibeasts live in our ice house pond.

Sat 18 May 2019

+ 1 other date 11:30-13:00

+ other times

Meander to the Medieval Moat

Step back in time and discover the history behind the archaeology of the Gunby estate, from deserted medieval villages to moated manors.

Wed 29 May 2019 10:30-12:00

'Here and Now' - Vivica

From 1 to 30 June enjoy the exhibition 'Here and Now' by art collective 'Vivica'. Vivica are a group of four practising artists working in diverse fields of the visual arts.


Sat 01 Jun 2019

+ 29 other dates 11:00-17:00

Rose Day

Enjoy displays of the 40+ rose varieties found in the Gunby gardens as well as trade and craft stalls with lovely wares. Three floors of the house will be open with lots of flower arrangements containing roses in the rooms too.

Sun 23 Jun 2019 11:00-17:00

'Temporal Echoes' - Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley

'Temporal Echoes' is a vibrant exhibition by local artist Gudrun Ståhl Sharpley. Visit it in Orchard Gallery from 1 to 31 July.

Mon 01 Jul 2019

+ 30 other dates 11:00-17:00

Treasure Island - Open Air Theatre

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company for this brand-new adaptation of everyone’s favourite swashbuckling pirate adventure: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The show starts at 7pm, gates open from 6pm.

Sat 20 Jul 2019 19:00-21:00

NGS Day

Join in our annual celebration of the Gunby gardens, whilst raising money for the charities of the National Gardens Scheme.

Sun 04 Aug 2019 11:00-17:00

Pride and Prejudice - Open Air Theatre


Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s notorious heroine. Bring a picnic and enjoy a special evening in the Gunby gardens. The show starts at 7pm, but gates open from 6pm.

Sat 17 Aug 2019 19:00-21:00

'September Show' - Art on the Map Wolds group

Visit Gunby's Orchard Gallery from 1 to 30 September for the 'September Show' by artists from the Wolds Group of Lincolnshire art collective 'Art on the Map'.

Sun 01 Sep 2019

+ 29 other dates 11:00-17:00

Heritage Open Day

Discover your local heritage free of charge

Sun 15 Sep 2019 11:00-17:00

'Further Recollections and Reflections' - Mike Finney

Have a look in Orchard Gallery from 1 to 27 October to see 'Further Recollections and Reflections' by artist Mike Finney.

Tue 01 Oct 2019

+ 26 other dates 11:00-17:00

Apple Day

Discover all things 'apple' at Gunby Hall & Gardens.

Sun 06 Oct 2019 11:00-17:00

Ghostly Halloween Hall

Meet the ghosts of Gunby Hall during our annual Halloween opening.

Sat 26 Oct 2019 11:00-17:00


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