4 Parks to explore in Rutland
Rutland is a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bounded to the west and north by Leicestershire, to the northeast by Lincolnshire and the southeast by Northamptonshire. It is England’s smallest and arguably prettiest county and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying the great outdoors.
Bourne War Memorial Gardens is located in Bourne. This memorial garden features floral beds, a stone war memorial and willow trees. Funding has recently been approved for ten memorial stones to be added to the site. The gardens are immaculately kept & a great place to walk.
Cutts Close Park is the largest park in Oakham and used to be the ponds and garden area of Oakham Castle. It’s a heritage site, in the centre of which is a bandstand. After the Queen’s jubilee in 2012, it was renamed Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Bandstand. The flowers around it are tended by Oakham’s very own Oakham in Bloom.
The Grimsthorpe Castle park was designed by Lancelot Brown and implemented by his patron, the Duke of Ancaster. The garden contains a knot garden, hedged rose gardens, a terrace with herbaceous and shrub borders. There is also a summerhouse designed by Vanbrugh.
An established park, which has undergone a heavy planting programme that will become a haven for wildlife in years to come. A 40-acre area with grassland walks and adult fitness trail, bmx track, half pipe skateboard unit, junior football pitch, basketball pitch and 2 children's play areas.