Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Doddington Hall, Lincoln: go visit for NGS on Sunday 16th March

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the gardens of Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan Hall near Lincoln. I didn’t know what to expect as it is not exactly garden visiting weather, however the garden was bursting with spring with a really interesting structure made all the more special by having the hall in the background. It had something for everyone with a labyrinth, wild garden, bogs and Temple of the Winds.
This Sunday (16th March) they are opening for the NGS so go! A great trip out and something to liven the senses

Everyone likes a few balls on sticks....

dogs tooth violets
 a bit of calmness

 I didn't get lost in the labyrinth

 Rhododendron with a fabulous exotic effect leaf...I'm coming round to them more and more

Crocus's a go go

The most gnarled and ancient trees you will see in a long time

A whole avenue of globe artichokes....magnificent jungly foliage

Fabulous arum

And who can go wrong with a Unicorn topiary?

and what is more English than an old church surrounded by daffodil?

Visit! Doddington Hall is magnificent!


  1. Looks really lovely. Can't say the same here. After 60'sand semi sun yesterday we are 30 and snow today....yuck. Crocus leaves are just peaking out of the ground. Soon spring will be here I keep telling myself.