GARDENS CLOSED
Due to heavy rainfall the gardens are closed & will reopen on Wed 6 March. Shops & Cafes remain open daily.

WATERLINES

Waterlines by Miranda Creswell

Miranda Creswell’s breathtaking large-scale oil paintings grace the walls of the Grain Store, our new Cafe, Restaurant & Bar.

These three oil paintings were commissioned by Claire & James Birch in 2023 to celebrate the ‘Wilder Doddington’ project to allow nature to recover across the estate. 

The main focus of the work is of a landscape in constant movement and flux, be it weather patterns, movement in trees, grasses, insects, water, birds and animals.

Miranda feels that the large size of the oil paintings allows her to illustrate this characteristic, which she feels would not be so evident on a smaller scale.

The three canvases measure 5 x 2.5 metres each.

“To work on such a scale has opened up the freedom to try and translate the feeling of being surrounded by the life and vitality of a landscape, which ultimately inspires us all when we are in a natural setting.

The many small and handmade brushstrokes making up these large canvases, has parallels with the complexity of the many species that make up this biodiverse Lincolnshire landscape.”

MIRANDA CRESWELL

Miranda Creswell is currently Artist in Resident for the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. She has previously held art residencies and exhibitions at Horatio’s Garden, Nuffield Orthopedic Centre, Harris Manchester College, Oxford and Le CentQuatre-Paris.

SKETCHBOOK

A collection of locally observed drawings that led to the imagined landscape of ‘Waterlines’

GRAIN STORE

The Grain Store is a new Café, Restaurant & Bar at Doddington Hall. We are proud to showcase estate-grown produce and support local and British producers throughout our menus.

Open daily with a delicious breakfast, lunch and cake menu to suit all appetites, it’s the perfect place to relax and refuel.