Gardens

Belvoir Castle
Only a few minutes drive from the Red Lion Inn. Visit this fairy tale Castle on the hill. Dating back to 1800 the castle and the grounds are continually being maintained and restored and recently starred in the Channel 4 programme 'Titchmarch on Capability Brown'.

Barnsdale Gardens
There are 37 different gardens to explore. Each garden the size of a typical back garden and each one created by Britian's best loved television gardener Geoff Hamilton. Only 6 miles away, the gardens and the specialist nursery are well worth a visit.

Easton Walled Gardens
These magnificent gardens set in beautiful parkland are only 10 miles from us. Recently renovated, there is a cut flower garden, turf maze, cottage garden, mature trees and ornamental stonework.

Burghley House
15 minutes from us, this 300 acre 'Capability' Brown Deer Park is just one of the attractions to draw you to Burghley Park. The Garden of Surprises boasts 32 squirting and bubbling water features amongst other surprises, and the well established Sculpture Garden with its mix of permanent and loaned art is a real joy to visit. The private south garden is open to the public at set times of the year.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
An hours drive south from Clipsham, this tranquill 40 acre garden has a collection of over 10,000 labelled plants in a beautifully landscaped setting. Highlights include the Winter Garden, the Glasshouses, The Systematic beds, a Dry Garden, Lake, Woodland Walk and nine Natural Collections.

Belton House
Set around this beautiful 17th Century House 18 miles from Beech House, the 36 acre grounds includes formal gardens, an Italian Garden with fountain, Lakesdie Walk, Dutch Gardens and landscaped Deer park for year round walks.

Grimsthorpe Castle
The park, set in this 3000 acre estate around the Castle, offers a range of different garden styles. A formal parterres planted with roses, a kitchen garden, the long herbaceous border, ornamental pools a semi wild woodland and a mini arboretum. Just 10 miles from us.

Rockingham Castle Gardens
This 18 acre garden, approx 45 minutes from us has a wealth of attractions -17th century terraces, vast Yew Hedges, Rose Garden, a woodland garden, and a 1960's wild garden complete with lake.

Elton Hall
Sitting in 200 acreas of parkland, the gardens are best visited in June and July. There are restored Victorian and Edwardian gardens, a gothic Orangery, a Lily Pond and sunken garden and the new rose garden designed by Xa Tollemache.

Deene Park
Approx 25 miles from us, Deene Park boasts a mix of 18th Century Parkland, interesting old trees, and a beautiful river walk and gardens made since the 1970's. Look out for the mixed borders of shrub roses and herbaceous plants that are best seen in late June.

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