Easton Walled Gardens

22nd February 2023

A large group assembled in the coffee room at Easton Walled Gardens. We were welcomed to our visit and given a potted history of the site. It seems that the house was used as lodgings for 2 Para during WW2 and that once they left, there was not a great deal that could have been done to save the house. By the 1950’s, it had been demolished. The remaining buildings have all been conserved in recent years by the present custodians.

Maps in hand, we all wandered at will through the gardens. At times, it was possible to be overwhelmed by Snowdrops. They were in every corner, by the thousand.

There was a bit of tomfoolery around the viewing platform where we had a chance for an overview of the entire site.

After the obligatory wander through the shop, we set off for the pub and a well deserved lunch.

The White Lion at Colsterworth proved to be a very hospitable establishment. We were soon well fed. Those that chose the pie were subjected to a little food envy – it looked wonderful!

With grateful thanks to Richard and Jenny for organising a splendid outing.

Paul Fileman