Abandoned in 1951, when Easton Hall was demolished, the overgrown gardens have been lovingly restored under the leadership of Lady Ursula Cholmeley, a member of a family that has lived in the house since 1592. A decision to commence work on the 12 acre gardens was only taken in 1999. It has been a labour of love.
|The river walk is particularly fine in snowdrop season. Hard to believe the garden was described as impenetrable as recently as 2001 when the earth moving plant first moved in.|
|The River Witham flows through the garden, the source being spring fed just a few miles away. Extensive work has taken place to unclog the river. Kingfishers fly over its pure water.|
|Snowdrop Week is 14th-22nd February. Galanthophile, Jackie Murray, gives free talks and I believe has many snowdrop varieties available for sale.|
|The bulbs have dramatically thickened out in recent times.|
|The busy A1 passes by the garden boundary. Drivers and passengers are oblivious of the beauty.|