The judges line-up

The judges for the photographic competition, Halcyon Days’, are announced…

The entries for the competition are already flooding in and the standard is high. There is still plenty of time to capture the beauty of the British Isles and encapsulate what ‘Halcyon Days’ means to you. You could be in with a chance of winning the fantastic first prize of £500 and a years subscription to The English Garden Magazine, so get clicking!

 Summer Life

We are very excited to announce this years judges:

Claire Foggett – Editor, The English Garden (Read Clare’s Gardening Know How blog)

David Goodson – Head of Savills, Peterborough

Rupert Uloth – Deputy Editor & Travel Editor, Country Life (read Rupert’s blog)

James Alexander-Sinclair – Garden Designer, TV presenter and journalist (read James’s blog)

Jason Ingram – Photographer of gardens, food and people (read Jason’s blog)

Fred and Ursula Cholmeley, Easton Walled Gardens (read Ursula’s blog)


For more information about the competition and to view the terms and conditions, click here. 


Midsummer Lunch

Midsummer Lunch

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Please download your invitation here

Since 2001, Ursula has restored this ancient 12 acre garden from a wilderness to the nationally important garden it once was. Ursula is constantly working to evolve and develop the gardens, ensuring that there is always something new and noteworthy to see.
The revival of these ‘lost gardens’ of Lincolnshire has been on a very tight budget and what you see there today is the result of 15 years of hard work and determination from Ursula and her very small team.
Innovative planting schemes can be found throughout The Pickery (or cut flower garden), The Cottage Garden, Vegetable Garden, Meadows, The White Space Garden, Orchard and the Velvet and Poppy Borders, all set within 12 acres of stunning space.

To celebrate the re-emergence of this historical site, we would like you to join us for an afternoon of gardening inspiration and insight. We have invited 3 influential and informative speakers within the gardening industry, to come and give us a glimpse into their worlds;

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

Matthew is a well-respected garden designer, writer, radio and television broadcaster and lecturer. His particular areas of horticultural interest include environmentally sensitive gardening, wildlife and landscapes. Matthew will be speaking about ‘My Chelsea Journey’

RHSRHS—Guy Barter

Since its foundation in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has been at the forefront of horticultural practice, research and education in the UK, and today it reaches millions of people through its gardens, shows, community programmes, publications and membership. Guy will be talking us through the plans for the new RHS garden site in Manchester, the 5th of it’s kind.


Perennial—Laura Garnett

Laura will be talking about the wonderful work of Perennial, a charity which provides free support to anyone who is working in, or has worked in the horticulture industry in the UK.
We really look forward to seeing you at this very special Midsummer Party and hope you will enjoy a glass of champagne and some delicious, homemade lunch with us. There will be goody bags for every guest. You are, of course, welcome to take pictures on the day and Ursula Cholmeley and Senior Gardener, Stephen Marsland, will be available to speak to during the event.
Thank you from the team at Easton Walled Gardens


From the SouthMap

On the A1 go under two bridges at Colsterworth. Just after the 2nd bridge take the left turn to Easton/Ancaster and go up over the bridge. Turn Right. North for about 1 mile. Turn Left into the village of Easton. Go down into the village and follow the signs to the Car Park, whichis on the left hand side.

From the North
5 miles south of Grantham you pass through Great Ponton on the A1. Continue for about 3 miles passing the park and gardens on your left. Turn left off the A1, signposted B6403 to Easton. 1 mile later turn Left into the village of Easton, as above. Go down into the village and follow the signs to the Car Park, which is on the left hand side.

N.B. Our postcode is NG33 5AP. However, if you have satellite navigation it will try and bring you into the gardens from the A1. This is not possible, you need to come in off the B6403, as on the map.

Venue Hire at Easton

Thinking about hiring one of our lovely venues? This is why you should….

For family celebrations…

Meadow Retreat

The Meadow Retreat is the perfect getaway. Nestled in the meadows at Easton Walled Gardens, this cedar lodge has everything you need to spend the day relaxing with friends and family. You might have a special occasion coming up, maybe a wedding anniversary or you are about to pop the question! The Meadow Retreat is the perfect location in the most beautiful surroundings. The tearoom is a few steps away and offers delicious light lunches, cream teas and cakes or you could bring along your own picnic.You will be surrounded by the calm and beauty of the gardens, which you are free to roam at your leisure.

Meadow Retreat

Simply reserve the date of your choice and pick up the key at admissions. The Retreat includes an enclosure for picnicking outside and table, chairs and blankets. Suitable for up to 6 people and available for hire throughout the season, during normal opening hours for just £25 plus the usual garden admission fee for each person.

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A more corporate affair?

The Coach House

Host meetings, workshops or training days in the beautifully restored Coach House. The light-filled rooms are in the perfect setting within Easton Walled Gardens, giving the opportunity for inspiring and ample break-out space. A member of the Easton team will be on hand to look after you and we can arrange catering for breakfast meetings or lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout your meeting.

The Coach House

All enquiries are welcome so call Mary on 01476 530063 to discuss your requirements. For more information, floor plans and room sizes click below.

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