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Lincoln's Inn Gardens

Lincoln's Inn Gardens
(Photo: copyright Pete Maclaine)

The Garden

Lincoln's Inn, one of the Inns of Court where barristers are trained and work, has existed since 1422. 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 the Old Hall, built in 1490.

Head gardener: Miranda Kimberley

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Visitor Information

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00
A wide variety of activities will be on offer to visitors of all ages, as well as the opportunity to stroll through and enjoy the gardens. From falconry displays, strolling players and community choirs, to bug house building, games on the lawn and tours with the Head Gardener – there is something for everyone to enjoy. A delicious range of food and drink will be for sale during the day.
Picnics allowed.
Southeast corner of Lincoln's Inn Fields
Nearest postcode: WC2A 3TL
Map of nearby bus stops
Chancery Lane, Holborn
Cycle hire station
Carey Street (Map)
Disabled toilet on site
Some gravel paths - can be difficult for wheelchairs. Steps into the Kitchen Garden - ramp available.
Dogs on leads

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