Just a stone’s throw from the Hall, the Kitchen Garden provides an abundance of fruit, vegetables, salads and herbs which take centre stage on the café and wedding menus and help us to reduce our carbon footprint.
Using organic techniques, biological control methods and crop rotation our gardeners are able to naturally maximise productivity and minimise pests so we have no need for chemical fertilisers, weed killers or pesticides.
We are signed up to Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme on our Farm. This binds us to a wide range of projects and policies designed to increase the biodiversity of the estate whilst at the same time improving the sustainability of our ventures. Our beautiful Lincoln Red cattle form part of our commitment to this scheme and we have the added benefit that they provide exceptional grass-fed beef for our menus.
The recently constructed, Georgie Twigg Track, enables cyclists and pedestrians to make a safe, attractive and traffic-free journey from Doddington to the centre of Lincoln via the Sustrans Cycle Path 64. The track starts at Kennel Lane, just over the road from the Hall.
Partly funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.
In our drive to reduce our energy consumption and lower our carbon emissions we have invested in Solar PV, replacement freezers and new chiller doors. These will make a huge difference to the environment and are an important part of our sustainability journey.
To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire. Through this we received a grant of £14,098 to enable us to make these fantastic changes.
The £8.5 million Smart Energy programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development fund. This is enabling small to medium businesses across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.
Over the years we have developed a wide range of shops and restaurants which we hope you will enjoy in the knowledge that all the proceeds go towards the upkeep and conservation of the Hall and Gardens. At the same time, we have worked hard to be sustainable with a range of initiatives across the Doddington Estate.
There is always something new to see and do and we look forward to welcoming you to Doddington soon.