Walks & Wildlife

Doddington Tree Walks

13th Jun 2023
13th Jul 2023
23rd Sep 2023
21st Jan 2024
18th Feb 2024

This walk will meander through the grounds to discover the stories behind these beautiful and fascinating plants and will be guided by Guy Petheram, a garden designer with a particular passion for trees.

The Gardens at Doddington Hall are home to a wonderful array of trees, ranging from the ancient sweet chestnut planted around the time of Shakespeare and a centuries old Cedar of Lebanon to more recent additions such as a beautiful black walnut and a spectacular Ginkgo, a tree species so old that it once shared the Earth with dinosaurs.

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Winter Tree Walks

Many of the distinguishing characteristics of trees – such as leaves, flowers and fruits – are lost in winter, which can make it seem tricky to identify one tree from the next.

Learn how to identify some of our common native tree species on a relaxed walk in the Wilder Doddington landscape and woods with Guy Petheram. Without leaves, flowers or fruits there are still many clues to help tell trees apart – from buds and bark to twigs and overall shape. A great way to blow away some New Year cobwebs! Once you get your eye in you will see more and more detail, and winter walks will come alive with added interest.

Meet Your Guide – Guy Petheram

“As a garden designer for more than 15 years I have been lucky enough to get to know a wide range of plants, and indeed have been enchanted by many. But of the different types it is trees that captivate the most – and in this I know I am not alone. Beyond their usefulness in our gardens – in their creation of mood and atmosphere, structure and shape – they have a beauty and presence that both intrigues and somehow resonates with us.”

Based in Lincolnshire, Guy has been designing gardens and advising clients for more than 15 years throughout the East Midlands, and beyond, helping them create their own green havens, and everything from large country gardens to small town yards. Increasingly his focus is on consultancy and advice, and, through teaching, inspiring others to have a go at creating their green dreams.  

opening times

Sunday 21st January
10:00 - 12:30 (approx)
Sunday 18th February
10:00 - 12:30 (approx)

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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