23/05/2020 - 24/07/2020 |

We are happy to announce that following an update to the Government guidance, our gardens are now open 10am-4pm daily.


For many, the Gardens at Doddington are just as spectacular as the Hall itself. Remaining faithful to the original Elizabethan layout, mellow walls provide the framework for the formal East Front and West Gardens. Beyond the West Gardens begin the lovingly restored Wild Gardens. Over the generations, most recently by Antony and Victoria Jarvis and Claire and James Birch, the gardens at Doddington have been restored, cared for, nurtured and developed to their fullest potential. Find out more about the Gardens.



Garden admission: Adult £7.50, Child £3.50, Family £19

Child ticket 4-16yrs (under 4yrs free). Family ticket admits 2 adults & up to 4 children. Last admission one hour prior to closing.


TICKETS: Tickets are available on arrival at the Gatehouse, we will be monitoring and restricting numbers as required (please check back here for any updates regarding ticketing).


Please note that opening times, dates and ticketing arrangements are subject to change – any updates will be published on this page.



REFRESHMENTS: Head over to the Doddington Coffee Shop, situated in Giant Store Lincoln, for hot/cold drinks, cake and ice cream. Open daily 9am-4.30pm (Sun 10am-3.30pm).


Doddington season ticket holders, Historic Houses members and RHS members benefit from free entry to the Gardens during Iris Week as well as Gardeners World 2 for 1 entry. Please show your card on arrival at the Gatehouse. 2 for 1 entry for carers (carers of disabled visitors, who themselves are only able to visit the Gardens with the help of a carer, are admitted free of charge. View our accessibility page.


Free parking is available in the main car park opposite the Hall. Please note that dogs and picnics are not permitted in the gardens. Both are welcome in our Parkland. Find out more.


Staff and visitor safety is our main priority so please follow the safety measures that we have put in place for social distancing. Toilets are now open in the Gardens, Farm Shop Courtyard and Bike Shop. The Farm Shop and Giant Store Lincoln Bike Shop are open daily. The Hall remains closed for the foreseeable future and the cafes and restaurant are closed. VISIT OUR COVID-19 UPDATE PAGE.


Find out about our Doddington garden season tickets on our online shop, offering fantastic value and valid for use during normal opening times and our Sculpture Exhibition for a whole year from date of purchase.