Easton Walled Gardens

Easton Walled Gardens are set in a beautiful valley in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, just south of Grantham. The 12 acres of gardens were abandoned in 1951 when Easton Hall house was demolished and they gradually became overgrown.

easton walled gardens

The project to restore the gardens started in 2001 and much hard work has already been done to reclaim the gardens since then.

I loved the display of hanging baskets of snowdrops around the entrance archway.

Entrance to Easton Walled Gardens
clump of snowdrops
I visited during the snowdrop week and enjoyed a leisurely walk around the gardens and along the river bank.
Snowdrops line banks of River Witham
Snowdrop banks
bridge over river
Bridge over the River Witham
Summerhouse with balcony in garden
Meadow Retreat

There were thousands of snowdrops throughout the garden and along the river bank,

carpets of snowdrops
Carpets of snowdrops

as well as hellebores, cyclamens, winter aconites and other early spring flowers.

spring flowers hellebores and snowdrops
Hellebores and snowdrops

The surrounding landscape is stunning.

topiary lined garden stairway
Stairway to where the Hall once stood

and the garden has lots of other interesting features to admire, like the metal giraffes.

I have always thought that hellebores would be better in hanging baskets, due to the fact that the flowers hang downwards, here at Easton Walled Gardens they have filled wall ‘nests’ with hellebores and cyclamen here.

metal giraffes in garden
Cyclamen and hellebores in wall basket
Cyclamen and hellebores

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the snowdrops and other winter and early spring flowers and would recommend a visit and I would love to return to see the garden in summer when the David Austin roses and sweet peas are in flower, along with wild flower meadows, the kitchen garden, cutting garden and cottage garden.

Potting shed
The Potting Shed and Snowdrop Theatre

Homemade teas and light lunches are available. There is a gift shop and plants for sale.

Snowdrop week runs from 13 to 21 February 2016 and the current entrance price is £7 for adults and £3 for children.

For more information on Easton Walled Gardens, please visit their website.

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