Doddington Hall Iris Week

May 21
21st May 2023 - 4th June 2023

Enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Doddington Hall and Gardens' Iris display in the West Garden at the start of summer.

Admire the beautiful sight of Irises rising above box-edged parterres to catch the afternoon sun; the effect is enchanting and romantic. This ornamental plant with its popular sword-shaped petals has been grown here at Doddington for over thirty years.

Bearded Irises have drawn thousands of visitors to the romantic walled West Garden. Reorganised in 1900 with the help of experts from Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Doddington Hall owners James and Claire Birch launched Iris Week to extend the period of time people can see them, as their bloom is quite short.

You can also see the unique collection of Dodsworth Irises grown and cultivated by eminent expert Bryan Dodsworth in the walled Kitchen Garden.

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opening times

Sunday 28th May - Sunday 4th June
10:00 - 16:00

Gardens open daily. Last admission one hour before closing.


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entry & prices

Child 4-16 years
Children under 3 years

Free entry to Doddington Season Tickets Holders, Historic Houses Members & RHS Members.

Gardeners' World 2 for 1 card accepted. 

Tickets are available to pre-book online or on arrival at the Gatehouse.

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Doddington Hall & Gardens

Beautiful Elizabethan manor house just outside Lincoln with flemish tapestries and walled gardens displaying a pageant of colour all year round. Don't Miss