Berrington’s Georgian Garden Restoration

At Berrington Hall we're beginning a new project with a vision to conserve and restore the Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds which are the last known masterpiece designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.

An original map of the designs of the grounds of berrington
An aerial image of Berrington Hall and it's curved wall

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Our walled garden and pleasure grounds are one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s final landscapes. They are also only one of two in the country that he designed in this way thanks to its unique shape. This makes it a critical piece of the past, but it’s currently under threat. It’s in need of vital conservation work. We aim to; restore this walled garden to ensure that it can continue to stand for ever, for everyone, and to reinstate Brown’s vision for this landscape. We can’t do it alone however. We’d really appreciate your support to try and return this space back to the Georgian masterpiece that it once was.

  • Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was commissioned in 1775 to create a masterpiece out of Berrington's landscape
  • It will take £150,000 to complete projects such as reinstating the Ha-Ha
  • The original Berrington building was torn down and 73,000 bricks were used to build the garden that stands today
  • Hopefully, with a few years of development and support, by 2022 we will have restored this masterpiece to how Brown intended

Donate to Berrington’s Georgian Garden Restoration

Please select an amount

A view of the front of the mansion from behind the Ha-Ha
£10 Could help with reinstating the original extent of the Ha-Ha to reveal the intended aesthetic of the 'Capability' Brown design. This will reconnect the pleasure ground and walled garden experience with the parkland.
£20 Could help to reinstate the 100ft long former glasshouse. This would enable us to grow the fruits and flowers the Harley family would have enjoyed from this garden.
A black and white aerial photo of Berrington Hall with the glass house in the walled garden
An aerial image of Berrington Hall and it's curved wall
£50 Could help one of only two surviving examples of a ‘Capability’ Brown designed curved walled garden in the country. We want to make this internationally significant space accessible to visitors forever, for everyone.
Please enter an amount that is £3 or more

Why give to the National Trust

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the historic buildings in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful homes and stunning gardens. They also ensure that future generations have places where they can be inspired by stories of the past, enjoy peace and time to reflect, and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work on our buildings at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to restore the Walled Garden at Berrington