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Lincoln's Inn Gardens

Lincoln's Inn Gardens
(Photo: Miranda Kimberley)

The Garden

Lincoln's Inn, one of the four historic 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
Optional guided tours led by the head gardener. A delicious range of food and drink will be available, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the tranquil grounds. Be entertained with performances by the Deansfield School Choir and thrilling falconry displays. Join in the explorer trail to uncover hidden highlights, or delve into our kitchen garden's herbs and edibles, discovering Lincoln's Inn's commitment to sustainability. 
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

Getting here

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