Summer garden fun at Barrington Court

Barrington Court rudbeckias

Colonel Lyle and his wife Ronnie fell in love with Barrington court when they first saw it in 1915 and the creation of the garden from rough farmland in the 1920’s was a complete labour of love. With a passion for plants and advice from Gertrude Jekyll they made a garden that continues to inspire and delight today.

Garden Highlights

When you enter the garden from the bridge over the little moat, the lushness of the planting draws you in; cool, verdant green hedges and trees are the backdrop to a scheme of lilac, mauve and pale pink flowered plants. Walking through you come to the white garden, cool and elegant as its name suggests, then on to the lily garden, where the colours are much warmer, with planting that includes dahlias, rudbeckias, and lilies in red, orange, yellow and all the shades between.

Scents and sounds of the summer garden are everywhere
Barrington Court summer
Scents and sounds of the summer garden are everywhere

Things to do this summer in our garden and grounds:

There’s lots of safe beautiful space where you can play a game with friends and family, or stroll through the orchards and grounds, spotting the swallows swifts and many other birds that love it here.

Playing at Barrington Court
Child playing at Barrington Court
Playing at Barrington Court

You could spend the day, bring a book (or find one in our fabulous second hand book barn) and relax in a deckchair on the lawn, surrounded by the sights and sounds of summer in the garden and countryside.

Then there's always the opportunity to get active and play a game of tennis on our vintage court, (rackets and soft balls are available), wander in to the woods, or seek out the tree swing in the orchard for a bit of fun.

Barrington Court children playing

You could come back every day and do something different with your youngsters, this summer holiday there will be:

Have a go archery
Giant bubble walkabout in the garden
Willow weaving
Paint a summertime wooden decoration
Play with clay

It doesn't matter whether the sun shines, or the sky is full of clouds, it's always a lovely day out here.