Lake Restoration Project – tree works – drop in session 4th February in the Cafe

Tree removals and replanting will take place in the park from 10th February. These works are necessary for the success of the lake restoration project. Trees are being removed where they are breaking through lake bank edges, where the tree is not a healthy specimen, and / or in order to let more light in to wooded areas.

We will replant at least as many trees as we remove.

Our plans are supported by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and are in accordance with the recommendations from the most recent Ecology Survey. The are part of our overall plans to improve biodiversity in and around the lake through this NLHF / City Council funded project.

If you’d like to know more about the tree works, we’re having a ‘drop in’ session in Boultham Park Café, Tuesday 4th February, 2-4pm.

If that time doesn’t suit you, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to arrange a chat at your convenience.


BPAG’s first litterpick of 2020!

BPAG started the new year as they spent last year – doing loads of good work for Boultham Park. Here’s a photo from the first litterpick of the new year – Robert Pitchford, Diane Pitchford and Angela Smith braving the cold with a smile. If you’d like to get involved, see our volunteering page or speak to any BPAG member. Happy new year!!


Carols by Candlelight in St Helen’s Church, Sunday 15th December

You are invited to a candlelight carol service at St Helen’s Church (Hall Drive) on Sunday 15th December, starting at 6pm.

The service has been arranged by the Friends of St Helen’s Church.




Make your own Christmas wreath at Boultham Park!

Friday 29th November 10am to 12.30pm


Join the Rangers and try your hand at this traditional Christmas craft and make your very own wreath for your home.


There is a charge of £20.00 for this event and booking is essential.


This activity is aimed at adults


For further details call Park Rangers on 01522 873735 or email hartsholmecp@lincoln.gov.uk or find us on facebook


Happy 25th birthday to the National Lottery and thank you to National Lottery players



On Tuesday 19th November it will be 25 years since the first National Lottery draw. We’re grateful to the National Lottery for making the restoration of Lincoln’s Arboretum and Boultham Park possible and for re-invigorating these two special parks for their local and wider communities.


Thank you to all National Lottery players for the difference you’ve made. We’d like to say ‘Thank you’ with a complementary individual cake – just bring a National Lottery ticket to Boultham Park Café between 23rd November and 1st December and let us say Thank you


Details of this and other offers for National Lottery players can be found here


Terms & Conditions

One individual specially made cake per person showing a National Lottery ticket between 23rd November and 1st December 2019 at Boultham Park Café during normal opening hours.

Whilst stocks last.



Bat Night in Boultham Park – Friday 30th August

Boultham Park Advisory Group invites you to Bat Night in Boultham Park. Read more


Green Flag Raising

Cllr Bob Bushell (Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place and Robert Pitchford (BPAG Chair)


The sun shone on the 24th July, when we raised the Green Flag in Boultham Park for the first time.

On the same day we celebrated flag raisings in Hartsholme Country Park and the Arboretum – both of which have held Green Flag status for many years. But for Boultham Park, this was a landmark occasion and there to share the moment were the council’s Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place, members of the Boultham Park Advisory Group and local community, local ward councillors, staff from the council and Linkage Community Trust, and Continental Landscapes.

Thanks to everyone who joined in the ceremonies at all three parks, and especially to all those people who have contributed to the award – in particular our brilliant Park Advisory Groups and volunteers. We – genuinely – couldn’t have done it without you.


Teddy Bears Picnic in Boultham Park !

Friday 2nd August

Meet at the bandstand. Bring a picnic, a cushion and a teddy bear!

11-11.45am Jolly Teddies – babies from birth to confidently walking

12-12.45pm Toddler Teds – children up to 5 years old

£4.50 per child, sibling discount available


A Green Flag for Boultham Park!

We are thrilled to announce that Boultham Park has been awarded its first ever Green Flag, following the restoration project.

We’ll be raising the flag at 2.30pm on Wednesday 24th July and would love it if you could join us.

The full press release:


Three Green Flags will fly on a special day for the city’s parks

A special occasion is on the way later this month to celebrate three of Lincoln’s favourite parks gaining the prestigious Green Flag.

Hartsholme Country Park, Boultham Park and The Arboretum have all received the Green Flag Award this year, putting them alongside some of the best parks and green spaces in the world.

The award is the benchmark for parks and green spaces, and is given to those that are well-managed and accessible to all.

This is the first time that all three of Lincoln’s main parks have won the award, with the recent restoration and improvement works meaning that Boultham Park has its Green Flag for the first time ever.

Caroline Bird, Community Services Manager said:

Lincoln prides itself on having some wonderful open spaces, and the awarding of the Green Flag proves that people in Lincoln are benefitting from green spaces of the highest quality.

“We want to use this occasion to thank our Park Advisory Groups and all of the brilliant volunteers who give of their time and energies so that we can all enjoy these beautiful parks which are so good for our wellbeing, for wildlife and for community events.”

Run by Keep Britain Tidy, the Green Flag Awards recognise outstanding parks and outdoor areas all over the world.

Starting in England in 1996, the green flag now flies in more than 15 countries with 1,658 winners this year alone.

To mark this very special occasion, we will be hoisting three ‘Green Flags’ onto masts at all three parks on Wednesday 24 July. The Arboretum flag will be raised at 11am, and Boultham and Hartsholme flags will be raised at 2:30pm. The three flags will be raised by the three Park Advisory Group Chairs, and it will be broadcast live on the City of Lincoln Council Facebook page.


For further information please contact:

Gavin Thomas – Senior Communications Officer – 01522 873443 – gavin.thomas@lincoln.gov.uk


Den Building, 8th August!!!

Who lives in a house like this? Join the Park Rangers to build a shelter that could protect you from the wind and rain, using fallen timber and tarpaulins. The activity will be in the woods so suitable clothing and sensible shoes should be worn. There is a charge of £3.50 per child for this event and booking is essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This activity is aimed at children aged 4 to 13 years. This is a Childrens University validated activity. Meet at 10am at the Cafe, Boultham Park