Discover the truly glorious gardens of South Kesteven – scents, colours and textures will delight your senses. From a carpet of snowdrops to myriad sweet peas, from traditional Italian gardens to topiary avenues, from sculpture gardens to lakes – and even a Garden of Surprises!
Visiting groups are made welcome and whether you choose a stately home setting, restored historic walled gardens, a secluded topiary avenue or a renowned garden centre – the choice is yours…
Three of the historic gardens – Burghley, Grimsthorpe Castle and Easton Walled Gardens – offer a joint ticket for groups under their Hidden England collaboration, so you can enjoy a ready-made day out.
The district has some of the best garden centres in the region with a one-stop-shop for fabulous plants, ornaments, giftware, clothing outlets, food hall – and not forgetting homemade deliciousness in the spacious cafes!
Belton Garden Centre, Grantham
Bowthorpe Oak, near Bourne
Clipsham Yew Tree Ave
Waterside Garden Centre, near Bourne
Suggested group itineraries:
- A bespoke joint day tour of Easton Walled Gardens and Grimsthorpe Castle – with a private guided tour at each and free time to explore the amazing gardens. Catering available at both.
- A half day at Belton House (National Trust) including lunch, then browsing and shopping time and tea at nearby Belton Garden Centre.
- A half day at Easton Walled gardens including refreshments, then a drive to Clipsham Yew Tree Avenue – once the carriage drive to Clipsham Hall, with its unique collection of ancient yew trees – and a walk along the topiary avenue.
- A half day at Grimsthorpe Castle followed by a scenic drive to see the Bowthorpe Oak then continue to the popular Waterside Garden Centre, south of Bourne, for browsing, shopping and tea.
If you’d like to discuss our group itineraries or make a booking, please contact us.