The Landscape Guide

Lincoln's Inn Gardens

The grounds of Lincoln's Inn are as graceful as they are well tended. Lincoln's Inn was probably founded in the 14th century and has continuous records going back to 1422. The Inn began as a hostel for students and became a place for lawyers to practice their trade. Since the old lawyers were churchmen they aquired, and have retained, the habit of building round rectangular lawns not unlike monastic cloisters. These spaces became gardens.

See Muirhead's 1927 descriptions of Lincoln's Inn and Lincoln's Inn Fields

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