29th June – 6th July 2014
Sweet peas, swallows, meadows and cream teas – the essence of summer at Easton Walled Gardens.
Easton Walled Gardens in Lincolnshire is hosting its annual Sweet Pea Week – the UK’s original sweet pea showcase.
You can find over 85 types of heritage, modern, scented, striped, flake and bicolour varieties at Easton, displayed across the pickery, vegetable and cottage gardens.
As well as homegrown sweet peas, visitors can also see summer roses rising up through the long meadow grass and enjoy light lunches – made using ingredients grown in the historic grounds.
The Telegraph recently chose Easton Walled Gardens as one of the UK’s top 10 walled gardens, as well as one of its top 25 gourmet garden centres.
Directed by Lady Ursula Cholmeley, the ‘lost’ Gardens date back to 1592, and have been revived to their former glory during a decade-long restoration process, after being left abandoned for more than half a century.
Open daily from 11am to 4pm, tickets cost £6.75 for adults and £2.75 per child. Call 01476 530063 or visit www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk for details.