The Garden Guide

Doddington Hall Gardens

A great house, designed by Robert Smythson in 1600, with a walled garden and gatehouse of the same period. The parterre in the west garden was made in 1900. The woodland garden has walks, a stream and a recent turf maze and Temple of the Winds. There is also a newly-restored and fully productive Kitchen Garden.

Head Gardener's Comment

ince 2006 Doddington has been our much-loved family home. We have continued Claire’s parents work in devoting ourselves to the upkeep, repair and progression of the Doddington Estate including; the development of the Farm Shop, Bike Shop, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball, Country Clothing Store, Bauble Barn, Christmas Tree Sales and Weddings and Events businesses; increasing public access; organising concerts and exhibitions and the development of various accommodation across the estate.

There is always something new to see and do on the estate whether that is inside the Hall, in the five acres of gardens, one of our events, or on one of the estate walks. We look forward to welcoming you to Doddington.

Claire & James Birch

Photograph © Val Corbett
Photograph © Doddington Hall & Gardens
Photograph © Doddington Hall & Gardens
Photograph © Pete Duxon


Doddington Hall and Gardens, near Lincoln. A superb Elizabethan mansion by the renowned architect Robert Smythson. The hall stands today as it was completed in 1600 with walled courtyards, turrets and gatehouse. 6 acres of romantic gardens contain superb bow edge parterres, sumptuous borders and a wild garden, with a nature trail into the countryside.

Plants of note

Good collection of tree
Herbaceous plants
Fine conifers
Fruit of special interest
Good topiary

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, LN6 4RU

12 Feb- October - Gardens Only 16 April - 27th September- House and Gardens Farm Shop, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Restaurant, Home and Country Clothing Store and Giant Bike Shop open daily, year round.

Adult: House & Gardens £10.50 (Gardens only: £7.00) Child (4-16yrs): House & Gardens £4.75 (Gardens only: £3.50) Children under 4 years of age are free Family: House & Gardens £28.00 (Gardens only £18.00) Family is 2 adults + up to 4 children (16yrs or under) Season Tickets: Gardens only £25.00 (single adult), £40.00 (2 adults), £45.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children) House and Gardens £28.00 (single adult), £45.00 (2 adults), £50.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children) Group Visits: 20+ £11.00 per person (paying in one go and pre-booked only)

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