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Local produce and gardens A well tendered garden

Once you have tasted the local produce of North Lincolnshire, you'll keep coming back for more. Our fertile soils, gentle climate and fresh country air produce one of nature's richest harvests.
A good place to start exploring is our award winning Farmers' Market in Brigg, held on the 4th Saturday of the month or at Barton Farmers’ Market which takes place on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Producers come from around the region, selling speciality foods, free-range meats and organic breads, vegetables and herbs.

If gardens are your passion, make sure you pay a visit to the Victorian walled garden at Normanby Hall. The heady perfume is unbeatable on a summer's afternoon and there's a plant nursery to help you recreate the setting at home.
fruit and veg

At Scawby step into the fragrant walled garden, filled with fresh lavender, fruit and vegetables, and stock up with produce in the garden shop. Marvel at the exotic hardy palms and ferns at The Palm Farm at Thornton Hall, or buy olives, citrus trees and every herb imaginable at Stonecrop Herbs, perfect for creating a Mediterranean garden at home.

Take home some of North Lincolnshire's delicious local produce from farm shops such as The Pink Pig, The Stables at Melton Ross or True Loaf Bakery.
During the summer, open gardens are held throughout North Lincolnshire, visit our events pages to find out more.

 

Abbot's Garden

pick your own at abbots garden

The Abbot's Garden has been growing quality soft fruits and vegetables for over a decade. We have asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, currants, goosberries, organic potatoes and sweetcorn. We also sell our own organic lamb to order.

During the school summer holidays we run the Thornton Maize Maze, a giant maize the size of seven football fields. This is a fun trail through woodland and farmland to the lake and back through the abbey grounds. The Maze is open mid-July to September everyday from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Admission to Maze:
Adults - 5.50
Children 13 and under - 4.50
Children 3 and under - free
Family ticket (2 adults and their children) - 15

Abbot's Garden opening times:
June to September 10am to 5pm subject to weather and availability

This attraction is part of the South Humber Collection, North Lincolnshire. A new destination made up of the areas leading wildlife, heritage and arts attractions.

Brigg Farmers' Market

brigg farmers' market - local produce - goachers

This award-winning market is held in Brigg's picturesque Market Place on the 4th Saturday of the Month. Offering mouth-watering sights and smells the market is a magnet for all food lovers.

With everything from smoked salmon, free range pork, and venison to organic breads, vegetables and delicious home baked cakes there really is something for every taste.

A chance to buy food from the people who produce it, taste before you buy and pick up some useful cooking tips. An excellent alternative to mainstream shopping with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Elsham Hall Gardens & Country Park

Elsham Hall Ducks

Set in the beautiful lakeside gardens of Elsham Hall, the park offers Carp Lakes where you can feed the fish, a Butterfly Walkway, an Adventure Playground, an Animal Farm and within the Contemporary Walled Garden there is a sensory garden, aviaries, animal paddocks and a Guinea Pig Village.

Open Mid March to End of September, weekends and Bank Holidays and every day during school holidays.11am - 5pm.

Holmes & Gardens Centre

Homes and Gardens

Visit our large, modern garden centre on the outskirts of Epworth, home of the Wesleys, catering for all your gardening, pet and household needs. With friendly, knowledgeable staff to give advice. Have a meal or snack in our beautiful Lemon Tree restaurant serving good quality food.

Large car park, open 7 days a week. Take J2 off the M180 and follow A161 towards Gainsborough.

  • Telephone: 01427 872282
  • Address: Belton Road, Epworth, DN9 1JL
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Mount Pleasant Windmill

mount pleasant windmill, home of true loaf bakery

Built in 1875 this tower mill has been restored to full working order. Now the home to True Loaf bakery, the mill is used to grind organic grains into a variety of flours that are used to produce the delicious breads and cakes cooked in the traditional wood fired oven.

With tours of the mill, a tearoom and organic shop this really is the place to stop off and indulge yourself.

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Normanby Hall Country Park

the glass houses at normanby hall

The 300 acres of gardens, parkland and woodland are a treat for every gardener. Step back in time in the magnificent Victorian walled garden with its traditionally grown heritage varieties of vegetables and wall-trained fruit.

There are stunning herbaceous borders in the Secret and Sunken Gardens, whilst the Christmas Garden provides seasonal winter interest.

There are superb mature trees in the woodland and wonderful displays of naturalised bulbs in the spring. A Victorian Woodland Garden, bog garden and butterfly garden are under development.

Walled garden open 10.30am - 4.30pm daily April - September, 10am - 3.30pm in winter. Park open 9am - dusk all year.

This attraction is part of the South Humber Collection, North Lincolnshire. A new destination made up of the areas leading wildlife, heritage and arts attractions.

Sargent's Ice Cream at Barton

Sargents traditional ice cream parlour at Barton

Treat the family with a visit to Sargent's Ice Cream Parlour in the heart of Barton upon Humber.

Come along and pick your favourite flavour of ice cream from the selection on offer, then choose whether you'd like it in a cone or a delicious sundae with tempting toppings. Sargents also offer hot drinks and snacks - perfect for stopping off after a busy day shopping in Barton's charming boutiques or visiting some of the area's great attractions.

  • Telephone: 01652 637988
  • Address: 5 Market Lane Barton Upon Humber DN18 5DE
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Sargent's Ice Cream at Melton Ross

Sargents ice cream parlour at the Stables, melton ross

Sargent's ice cream is well-loved in North Lincolnshire and now you can experience the taste for yourself.

Visit Sargent's traditional ice cream parlour at The Stables at Melton Ross and sample one of the many flavours on offer.

  • Telephone: 01652 680844
  • Address: Hall Farm, Melton Ross, Barnetby, DN38 6AB
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