A huge thanks to the Sutton Coldfield NT Association

The group all stood outside the polytunnel

The Sutton Coldfield NT Association support the National Trust and offer members a chance to discover more about all that the trust is doing to achieve it's conservation projects to these special places. Inspired by the Berrington Garden Project, they have chosen to support Berrington. Why not read on to discover how.

The Sutton Coldfield NT association aims to ‘promote the National Trust locally, raise funds in its support and arrange a programme of events and activities to enrich members' understanding of its work’.

One of their visits included a trip to Berrington. Whilst the group was here they learned even more about the Berrington Garden Project and it’s aims to restore and revive this ‘Capability’ Brown walled garden, they decided to support the project.

The group were able to see the curved section of the garden
The Senior Gardener talking to the group as they see the curved section of the garden
The group were able to see the curved section of the garden

At the start of 2019 the group very kindly donated a poly tunnel to our garden team. Using this poly tunnel the Senior Gardener and his team of volunteers have begun to grow plants that will be planted in the curved section of the garden.

The curved section been used as a farmyard for over one hundred years now, and so the plants being carefully grown in the poly tunnel will help to bring this forgotten piece of Berrington’s past back to life.

The Sutton Coldfield NT Association didn’t stop there however, they also gave Berrington a donation to provide peach tree frames, similar to the ones that would have been at Berrington many years go. These frames will provide invaluable and environmental shelter for the peach trees, so hopefully their fruit will benefit from this added protection.

These are the peach tree frames in as they are being constructed
The peach tree frames in the sun in the walled garden against the red brick wall
These are the peach tree frames in as they are being constructed

Without the support of groups such as the Sutton Coldfield NT Association, or our visitors and their generosity, we wouldn’t be able to carry out or vital conservation projects.

All of the donations that are made go towards helping us to keep places, such as Berrington’s walled garden and pleasure grounds, here for ever, for everyone.