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Monday, 21 July 2014

Gunby Hall & Gardens (1 of 5)

Gunby Hall in Lincolnshire is near Spilsby and not far from Skegness.
Built in 1700 by Sir William Massingberd it remained in continuous occupation by the Massingberd family until 1944 when it was gifted to The national Trust.  The house has links to Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles
Darwin and the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.  The house is open to the public, as are the 8 acre gardens.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the gardens at Gunby Hall.

For more info please visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-hall/visitor-information/

The front elevation of Gunby Hall.





The main entrance to the hall.


In the herb garden at the front of the hall is this sundial.

The tea room.

This gate leads the visitor into the impressive garden at Gunby Hall.  There is a plaque on the wall
just to the right of the gate, see below.


This was my first glimpse of the garden!

The gardeners' area.

The hall's "mouser" taking a rest.

Another sundial at the end of this shaded walk.


A rose pergola leads on through the garden. 

More roses and beautifully kept herbaceous borders. 

Part 2 to follow soon.