A few days ago I took a drive to the nearby county of Lincolnshire to meet a friend and explore a new garden. The garden in question was Easton Walled Gardens, a beautiful garden nestled in a picturesque valley in the heart of Lincolnshire, just south of the city of Grantham.
These 12 acre gardens have been owned by the Cholmeley family for over 400 years when they lived at Easton Hall. The hall was demolished in 1951 after falling into a state of disrepair and since that time, this historic garden became little more than an overgrown wilderness as nature reclaimed it. For 50 years that is how these gardens remained, until 2001 when Ursula and Fred Cholmeley began restoration work to restore these gardens to their former glory. And glorious they are! President Franklin D Roosevelt visited twice and considered Easton Walled Gardens one of the best gardens in the UK, writing home to his mother that the gardens were “A dream of Nirvana…almost too good to be true.”
My visit was showered in rain but it didn’t fail to dampen the beauty. In fact, I loved capturing all the little details and the raindrops on the petals. The sweet peas were all in blossom and they smelt heavenly tucked away in their own little corner of the garden. I have been told that the snowdrops are particularly pretty here too so I may have to return in February next year to find out!
To plan your visit, please visit their website for opening times.
Like it? Pin it!