Gardens and Parkland

There’s lots to see and do in Belton’s great outdoors. The formal gardens, pleasure grounds and boating lakes are a great place for a stroll in all seasons, while the parkland is perfect for wildlife spotting and dog walking with lots of lovely picnicking places too.

Visitors walking in the garden in spring at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Walking at Belton

Discover the seasonal highlights of Belton at this time of year.

Cleome spider flower amoung sweatpeas in the herbaceous border at Belton House

Belton's spring gardens

Step into spring with a stroll around Belton's vibrant gardens

A heron on the lake

Spring wildlife at Belton

There's lots of wildlife to discover across Belton's 1300 acres this spring.

Fallow deer fawns at the base of a tree at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Wild deer at Belton

Belton is home to a wild herd of around 300 fallow deer. The deer are direct descendants of the herd enclosed within its parkland in 1690, and have been a significant feature of the estate ever since.

A greyhound looking across Belton park, Lincolnshire

Visiting Belton with your dog

With 1300 acres to explore, come and join us for a wander with your four-legged friend.

The North Front at Belton House, a restoration country house built 1685-88

Changing Seasons at Belton

Find out what you can do at Belton in each changing season.

A historic photograph from Belton's collection of the deep herbaceous borders running through the centre of the Italian Garden

Belton’s Italian Garden Restoration

Over time many of the important features of Belton's Italian Garden have been lost, and we’re now working to restore these important garden elements.

Punting on the River Witham at Belton House, Lincolnshire

Punting at Belton

Enjoy lazy summers days travelling up the river, enjoying picnics in Belton's wilderness garden.

A peacock butterfly (Inachis io) feeding on buddleia bush

Butterflies at Belton

Nothing says summer better than a walk in the sunshine with beautiful butterflies all around.

Belton buck herd in front of the mansion

Belton Park walk

This delightful walk at Belton Park passes key features of ancient woodland and the site of a deserted medieval village.