Festival Gardens

Enjoy our beautiful showcase gardens on your visit to Springfields

The Springfields Festival Gardens are a beautifully landscaped area, featuring Chelsea-style celebrity showcase gardens, including designs by Charlie Dimmock, Chris Beardshaw, Kim Wilde and Steven Woodhams, and a spectacular Japanese Garden by Sansui Design.

The Gardens were completely redeveloped in 2004, in conjunction with Springfields Horticultural Society, a charity dedicated to the improvement and growth of horticulture and floral design in the Spalding region.

They have welcomed some new additions, as innovative designer, Stephen Newby unveiled a collection of his spectacular stainless steel sculptures throughout the landscaped gardens. The ‘blown’ steel sculptures are largely based around a water theme, featuring a water pyramid fountain, pillow planters and a specially commissioned 15’ ‘Kaleidoscope Wheel’, situated in the canal.

Open all year round with FREE admission (except during fund-raising events), Springfields Festival Gardens were first opened in 1966 as the shop window for the flower bulb industry, introducing members of the public, amateur gardeners and enthusiasts to a wide range of horticultural experiences.

These include celebrity designed gardens; A Lifetime Ahead by Kim Wilde, Jungle Island by Charlie Dimmock, as well as Formal Gardens; Woodland Areas; Wetlands Areas; The Senses Garden; The Memorial Garden; The Sun Dial Garden & The Founders Garden.

The gardens are also home to:

Springfields Display Fountains The magnificent Springfields Display Fountains are the first of the kind in the UK, combining music, water and lights for wonderful shows. Displays take place every day on a seasonal basis to delight and amaze our visitors (subject to permitting weather conditions).

Springfields Activity Walks These are specially designed routes for children following red and blue tulips around the beautiful Festival Gardens. These routes combine challenging, educational questions as well as fun activities for children of all ages with a chance to win a £25 gift card in our regular prize draw.