LGT visits Skellingthorpe Hall
Lincolnshire Gardens Trust holds a series of events throughout the year which include informative talks and visits to gardens which may not be open to the public. New members and visitors are warmly welcomed to book and come along.
Thursday 27th July, 2pm
Fydell House, South St, Boston PE21 6HT
Garden visit with talk by Alison Fairman,
£10 members, £12 non-members
Wednesday 20th September, 2pm
Harlaxton Manor, Harlaxton NG32 1AG
Directions will be given nearer the time when parking arrangements are confirmed.
Harlaxton Manor Walled Garden project: talk by Walled Garden project director Ian Welsh
and tour of the Walled Garden project.
Tea and cakes afterwards. £15 members, £17 non-members
AGM Saturday 18th November
Methodist Church, Broad Street, Spalding PE11 1TB (large hall). NB: car parking in Herring Lane Car Park, Herring Lane, Spalding PE11 1TL
(Car park charges are £2 for 2hrs, £2.50 for 4hrs).
Guest speaker: Michael Gilbert (Spalding Gentlemen’s Society) –
The medieval Fenland landscape and how it evolved. £18 members, £20 non-members. Booking essential, please email Elizabeth Bowskill: email@example.com
Members of the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust were welcomed to Skellingthorpe Hall on a sunny afternoon at the end of May to enjoy guided tours around the gardens.
The Hall is the home of Charles and Anne Coltman and they led groups, along with their gardener, Liz Smythe. The gardens feature formal borders and extensive lawns as well as a wooded perimeter walk and kitchen garden. Several ponds and water features are included, while the rear aspect of the house is home to three magnificent Wellingtonia or sequoia trees. After the tours, light refreshments were served on the terrace.
Photographs: Caroline Bingham and Steffie Shields