The beautiful Springfields Festival Gardens in Spalding include themed, educational
and inspirational gardens, water features and woodland walks. The recently completed
Sensory Garden includes additional features for those visitors with special needs.
Relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings with family and friends and also visit
some of the other attractions at Springfields.
The Gardens are open every day except Christmas Day. We are pleased to welcome group
tours, clubs and societies and can provide pre-booked private dining (breakfast,luncheon
or afternoon tea) including an introductory
welcome from our Head Gardener.
The beauty of the tulip fields in Lincolnshire’s South Holland region had to be seen
to be believed. Colour stretched as far as the eye could see and visitors from near
and far came to marvel at the spectacle. But the tulip growing season was a short
one – how could the joy of these blooms be enjoyed for longer? What follows is the
history of Springfields and the organisations behind this glorious show garden, which
made the glimmer of hope that the blooms of South Holland could be enjoyed for longer,
and by many more, a reality.
The Society was formed in 1966 and registered as a Charity, registration number 253736.
The Society is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of horticulture, in
particular the cultivation and development of flowers grown from bulbs and corms.
Shows and Exhibitions are held in pursuant of these objectives.
At present membership of the Society costs £15 per annum from the 1st January. This
gives free admission to many of our shows along with Members Days & Events. Applications
are invited from interested parties or groups. Membership currently stands at 250.
See Contacts for details of how to join.
Springfields is also the starting point for the 2013 Spalding Flower Parade which
takes place on Saturday 4 May. Please visit the Parade web site at www.spalding-flower-parade.org.uk
for more information. This could be the last ever Parade so don’t miss it.
We are pleased to announce that Springfields Festival Gardens were awarded the Green
Flag award for 2012 at the first attempt. This recognises the hard work and dedication
that has been shown by the gardening and administration staff in achieving this award.
A copy of our management plan can be found here.
East Midlands in Bloom
The gardens together with the Outlet Shopping Centre were awarded ‘Best Retail/Commercial
Premises Special Award for 2012.