Grantham garden lovers invited to two special locations

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Garden lovers are being invited on two special days out by South Kesteven District Council.

Both are at historic locations whose gardening roots go back to the 17th century.

The first tour is on Monday, July 7, at Doddington Hall, an Elizabethan mansion near Lincoln, where gardener Dan Cook will take visitors on a tour of the hall’s grounds starting at 2pm. The gardens have remained faithful to the Elizabethan layout and have been restored and developed.

Free bus travel to London has been organised for the second event, a tour of the Royal College of Physicians Garden in Regent’s Park on Wednesday, July 16, with garden Fellow Dr Henry Oakeley.

With over 1300 medicinal plants, the beds of the medicinal gardens provide a unique insight into the history of herbal medicine. The tours are part of an SKDC Heritage Lottery funded project, Lincolnshire’s Age of Scientific Discovery, whose research will feature at this autumn’s Gravity Fields Festival.

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