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Lincoln's Inn Gardens

Lincoln's Inn Gardens
(Photo: Miranda Kimberley)

The Garden

Lincoln's Inn, one of the Inns of Court where barristers are trained and work, is celebrating its 600th anniversary this year. Its three-acre gardens are a tranquil respite from the busy nearby streets of High Holborn and Chancery Lane. Following a three-year, £26m development of the Great Hall and Library buildings, the area around the Great Hall has been transformed and now includes an exotic terrace of hardy palms and a long border which mixes formal elements with a contemporary twist. The newly planted woodland-style area is a tapestry of shade-loving plants and spring bulbs. Other garden areas include two extensive mixed shrub borders and the decorative Kitchen Garden. Significant trees include 26 heritage plane trees and three mulberries. Notable figures connected with Lincoln's Inn include Sir Thomas More, John Donne, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. The opening of Charles Dickens's Bleak House takes place in our Old Hall, built in 1490.

Head gardener: Miranda Kimberley

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
Activities
We will have a wide variety of activities on offer, to visitors of all ages, as well as the opportunity to stroll through and enjoy our gardens. Activities will include falconery displays by London Falconery, tours with the Head Gardener and old-fashioned children's games on the North Lawn including croquet, quoits and boules. On Saturday at lunchtime, the London branch of UK Soul Choirs will sing two sets near our pop-up stalls, which will offer BBQ, drinks and sweets on the East Terrace. We will be offering a delicious range of food and drink, some from our Anniversary menu, and ice creams throughout the day.
Picnics allowed.
Entrance
Southeast corner of Lincoln's Inn Fields
Nearest postcode: WC2A 3TL
Buses
1, 8, 25, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 521
Stations
Chancery Lane, Holborn
Cycle hire station
Carey Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Some gravel paths - can be difficult for wheelchairs. Steps into the Kitchen Garden - ramp available.
Dogs
Dogs on leads

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