Tuesday, 22 July 2014
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: GUNBY HALL & GARDENS
A homely country house dated 1700 set in the Victorian walled gardens at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
"I could live here!" is what most people say when visiting Gunby Hall and Gardens. Modest-sized rooms full of character and charm make it easy to imagine you can move in yourself.
With links to Tennyson, Darwin and Vaughan-Williams there is so much to discover about the family home of the Massingberd family.
Explore three floors of the hall full of interesting collection pieces amassed over generations from 1700 until 1963. Chat to our room guides to find out stories about Gunby's interesting past.
To commemorate the centenary of WW1 there is a "Poppy trail" through the house and exhibitions about the role of the Massingberds during the Great War.
Stroll through our eight-acre gardens and enjoy the different areas: sweeping formal lawns, flower borders, vegetable gardens and wildflower corners.
Try our new walk to the Ice House Pond set in the Gunby parkland or have a go at Nordic Walking in the grounds with one of our associated instructors.
Complete your visit with a stop in our charming tea-room and enjoy some home baked cake and a nice cuppa.
Grunby Hall Opening times:
Car Park and Parklands: Every day throughout the year, 11-5
Gardens, tea-room and basement: 7 days a week, mid February until end of October, 11-5
House: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Mid February until end of October, 11-5
Find out more on their website.