Lincoln’s hidden gems: Discover the listed features of the Arboretum

The Lincoln Arboretum is a 22 acre park off Monks Road containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children’s play area.

The park, which is of Grade II listed importance, was designed between 1860 and 1872 by Edward Milner – a celebrated Victorian gardener.

In 2003 the Arboretum underwent a £3 million restoration to bring it back to its former glory.

It has maintained a Green Flag status 11 years in a row.

A stroll through the Arboretum bears many fruits, and our photographer has created a special gallery trail of the scenic attraction’s Grade II listed monuments.

Can you find them all?

The Bandstand

A cast iron structure built in 1884.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Shelter

A late 19th century cast iron metal structure made by Lockerbie and Wilson of Birmingham.

The Shelter. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Shelter. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lion Statue

The statue was made larger than life size in 1872 by Austin and Seeley.

The Lion Statue. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lion Statue. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Arboretum Cafe

The cafe and lodge at the Arboretum is a Grad II listed building dating back to 1872.

The Arboretum Cafe. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Arboretum Cafe. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite