Welcome.

We hope you will enjoy taking this course to discover more about Lincolnshire’s designed parks and gardens. It should help you spot any noteworthy features to reveal more about the lives of the families who owned the land. It will examine ways landowners adapted and improved their settings, firstly for practical purposes and, later, for artistic effect and beauty.

Garden history is not always exact or straightforward! Some Tudor and Elizabethan features, such as terraces and formal ponds, re-appear in later periods. So the context of the whole setting needs be considered.

Every garden has a story. This cottage in Welby, for instance, was the home of a master mason and then a master mariner!

Image by Steffie Shields