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Easton Walled Gardens......


These gardens have been in existance since at least 1592 and were once the grounds of a grand and very large house and have belonged to the same family for over 400yrs.
The house itself was requisitioned during WW2 and used as a base for ,2Para, it was demolished in 1951.
The gardens were abandoned for 50yrs , 12 acres of lost gardens,trees grew where once had been stables,greenhouses and even the gatehouse.,apparently the reason it was still standing was because the bulldozer had broken down when the house was demolished…..

In late 2001 work began to restore the gardens, we spent the day there on Sun and it is well worth the £5.25p entrance fee…

Having never been before we had allowed ourselves plenty of time and went armed with camera`s at the ready …….

My daughter is a great lover of trees and thinking of Sanbaz and other like-minded Goyers I persuaded her to give this one a hug,lol…

Think that one was a very friendly chap……

The river that flows under bridge is the Witham, it`s fed by springs in the park and runs through Lincoln and out into the Wash..
I was really taken with the Yew Tunnel, it was planted in 1852, it is106metres long and contains112trees as well as being the hanger for one of the hosepipes….

Did you spot it?lol.

The banks each side of the steps are full of wild and wonderful life ..

Have to admit I felt it was time to move on after taking that pic.
Now obviously we did not climb all those steps we meandered up the bank and into the cafe for a well deserved lunch and cup of tea,( very good it was too)
Then it was time for the borders and they are beautiful…..

Would you believe it,!!!!!!! they are s`posed to be with me,……..

How about that for a potting shed? and love the display shelves, I could just about fit the greenhouses in my garden but there would be no room for me or my pond and the veggie plots made me green with envy…….

The perfume around this area was amazing,as were all their flowers….

That compost was of a slightly different perfume.
I`ll give you a bit of history as well…..

The cross was erected as a reference to the last journey of Edward1`s wife Queen Eleanor. Everywhere her body stopped on the way to London a cross was erected.

Sir Henry Cholmeley bought Easton Manor in 1592, since that time 18 monarchs have sat on the throne of England and 14 generations of the Cholmeleys have brought up their families in the village….. President Roosevelt spent part of his honeymoon there and called the garden`A dream from Nirvana` Thats a definite one for a revisit, certainly in the springtime……………..

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what a lovely day out. Thank you for sharing it with us. Who is the spooky little crittur in the last picture or is it just a stone?

17 Aug, 2010


Enjoyed the tour - lovely place to visit.....

17 Aug, 2010


lovely historic blog sue and lovely pics, glad your daughter is as mad as me , hugging trees lol, was that a little mole in pic, wouldnt mind but i have new specs Doh!, glad you enjoyed your day, would love to go myself ;o))

17 Aug, 2010


L/lass, this was a lovely, really interesting blog...thank you soooo much for posting it! I felt as if we were walking around with you through these grounds...absolutely wonderful! :~))

17 Aug, 2010


San the hole in the ground was a wasp`s nest and they didnot like me being there........

17 Aug, 2010


yes i can see now sue, just cleaned mt specs haha, strange how they nest in the ground isnt it, i know they do in winter, something they have addapted since we started with really bad winters,

17 Aug, 2010


I really enjoyed this,Lincslass,and glad you all had a lovely day out.So much to look at too.I liked the potting shed with all the Coleus,very attractive,and thanks for sharing...

17 Aug, 2010


Very enjoyable blog, Lincslass, the building is fantastic and that Yew Tunnel is a sight to behold. Glad you said it's a hose-pipe hanging from the tree as I thought it was rope at first glance ! Interesting fact about the crosses being erected too.

18 Aug, 2010


I really enjoyed your photos Linclass, I would have loved to visit there too. The photo of the wasps nest was excellent and I loved the face on the tree! :o)

18 Aug, 2010


Very interesting blog, Linsclass & very informative. It would be hard to say what I liked most! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

19 Aug, 2010


Found it at last Sue now how did I not see this before.
Oh you are so going to enjoy seeing this again this week .

Have fun.

28 Mar, 2016


Thats right Kath, its only approx 20miles away but I was in my 60s before visiting, typical isn't it...

28 Mar, 2016

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