Arboretum open garden 20/10/19

Updated: Oct 1, 2019

On 20th October, John and Judy Tinsley have kindly offered to open their magnificent arboretum to view the wonderful rich autumnal colours for the first time.



The 10-acre garden has over 250 species of trees, a 150 of which are spring flowering cherries revealing their unusual rich colours. The garden is beautifully designed with paths that gently lead to a tranquil lake.





A new sunken lavender walk has been created to join the house to an avenue of Prunus. There is also a seating area with a view of a striking horse sculpture. Why the horse? John and Judy’s increasing thirst for unusual trees meant the horse paddocks had to make way. As John says “It seemed a fitting tribute”.

Sequoiadendron giganteum Pendulum


One of the most striking specimens is a pair of trees that look more like two ostriches having a conversation than members of the giant redwood family .




However, the real show stoppers for this time of year include the Sweetgum Liquidamber stryraciflua ‘Lane Roberts’, whose leaves turn a magnificent blood red; the Red Maple, Acer Rubrum; another bright red specimen, together with a beautiful purple unnamed variety bought by Judy’s father; and Euonymous europaeus red cascade and the Tulip tree Liriodendron tulipifera which turns an incredible butter yellow.





Please come and see John and Judy’s garden – a walk outside amongst these beautiful trees gives a feeling of wellbeing, which is exactly what our hospital gardens do for patients .


There will be a wonderful collection of cakes and hot cup of tea at the end of your walk.


The Garden opens from 2 – 5pm on 20th October 2019.


Garden entrance is £5.00 which includes your raffle ticket to win a Prunus 'Tai Haku', (The Great White Cherry).


The garden is situated on the B1188, Lincoln to Branston Road, next to a sign marked 'Tinsley Farms' 203 Lincoln Rd, Branston, Lincoln LN4 1NS.

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