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Our patch of earth project

The Our Patch of Earth Exhibition and Creative Arts Garden project is underway and has been very exciting this year.

Artist in Residence, Esteban Peña Parga, explored our relationship with the natural environment with his focus on native wildflowers for the Gatehouse Gallery exhibition. Pop along and see it until 30 August 2022.

Using innovative painting and drawing techniques, as well as new media and technology in relation to the use of colour and light, this exhibition will evolve as winter turns into spring! Esteban will be on-site to talk to visitors about his practice and we will add to the exhibition during his residency.

Our new potting bench and planter area has been set and we have started gardening at all our holiday events and learning workshops! We link to Victorian gardening ideas and are developing ideas and plans for our ‘secret’ garden area based upon sustainable and environmentally friendly planting.

We welcome enquiries from schools for school learning sessions (Victorians and/or Creative Arts) as well as having our family activities school holiday event days.

Watch this space for our updates to the schedule of events…

Events schedule

Kitchen cupboard medicine workshop day

Using everyday herbs and spices to make simple remedies

How to book

Book a place either in person at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life reception or emailing the Investigate team (who will then phone you to take payment).

For more information please email

Just bring Lunch (there are shops near buy) an apron and notebook.

In this workshop we will explore the medicinal virtues of some culinary herbs and spices and use them to make small tablets or troches, make a healing electuary from dried powdered herbs and dried fruit and discover how to make infused herbal oils from hedgerow and garden plants for use in muscle rubs and salves.

Spend a day learning how to make these simple and effective everyday remedies, you will take home a cream, and electuary and some troches. All ingredients and equipment will be provided together with handouts. 

Debbie Lincoln BSc (Hons) is a Medical herbalist and a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists.  She currently practices in and around Lincoln, Sleaford, Newark and the surrounding areas, visiting clients in their own homes. She also runs workshops on foraging for medicinal plants and gives walks and talks about herbal medicine. Debbie has been a fantastic source of knowledge for the Our Patch of Earth garden project as we explore what native plants to include. For more information please see her website at

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