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Brief description of site

Lincoln Arboretum is a public park originally laid out in the late-19th century by Edward Milner. The park was restored in the early-21st century and features lakes, fountains and a 19th-century bandstand.

Brief history of site

Lincoln Arboretum was designed and laid out in 1870 by Edward Milner, and opened in 1872. A bandstand was added to the site in 1884, and during the 1890s the arboretum attracted over 40,000 people to concerts. The arboretum was much neglected after World War 2. The glass pavilion was removed in 1948 having sustained bomb damage during the war. In 2003 a £3 million restoration project began to return the arboretum to its former glory.

Location information:

Locality: Lincoln

Local Authorities:

Lincolnshire; Lincoln

Historical County: Lincolnshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 121 Grid Ref: SK984715
Latitude: 53.2314 Longitude: -0.52732

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from 7am to 10pm.

Key information:

Form of site: arboretum

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1870 to 1872

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 8.8

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