English Gardens - East Midlands

Scawby Hall Gardens, North Lincolnshire


An attractive walled garden


Scawby Hall has been the family home of the Nelthorpe Family for over 400 years. It is a lovely brick Jacobean houses surrounded by parkland with mature trees. The walled garden still provides fruit and vegetables for the house as well as cut flowers.

It is divided into four quarters separated by wood chipping paths lined with low box hedges. At the centre is a small pond with water lilies.

Scawby Hall gardens

There is a lovely wisteria archway across one of the paths.

Scawby Hall gardens

One of the quarters is used for growing vegetables and another has soft fruit. Fruit trees line the paths and there are over 30 different varieties of apples in the garden.
 
Scawby Hall gardens

The two quarters nearest the house are the display gardens with lawns and flowers which provide colour during the summer. In the centre of one of the lawns is a small gazebo. 

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

One of the quarters contains an unusual modern garden with a chequer board of gravel square with wood chip square planted with grasses, lavender, rosemary and small conifers.

Scawby Hall gardens

Scawby Hall gardens

One of the best views of St Hybald’s Church is from the gardens.

Scawby Hall gardens

The gardens are open most weekdays between 9-5 and at summer weekends when the house is open. Dates vary from year to year and can be checked on their website. There is no charge to visit the garden, you just wander in. Plants grown in the greenhouses are for sale in the small shop along with honey, free range eggs and garden produce in season.

This is a most attractive garden and there are plenty of seats to sit and enjoy it. The only downside is the constant noise of the M180 which drowns out the birdsong. The post code is DN20 9LX and the grid reference is SE 968057.

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