Summer garden fun at Barrington Court
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.
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.
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.
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.
You could come back every day and do something different with your youngsters, this summer holiday there will be:
It doesn't matter whether the sun shines, or the sky is full of clouds, it's always a lovely day out here.