Become an explorer at Berrington Hall this half-term
Get outdoors and explore Berrington Hall this half term. We want to take you back in time and show you life at Berrington for the Georgians. Learn out their garden discoveries, become a ‘pineapple pioneer’ and even find brand new installation of a pineapple inspired pavilion in the Walled Garden.
Look!Look!Look! By Heather and Ivan Morison
Daily from Saturday 10 June, 10am to 4pm
Internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison have been inspired by Berrington’s Georgian origins and the Georgians extravagant and outrageous culture. The Georgian’s were notorious for their decadent fashion and their secretive nature. From lovers having secret meetings in their garden pavilions to pineapple merchants gathering their stock for the upcoming balls; there are so many playful elements of eighteenth century culture that are easily forgotten. The Morison’s have combined these parts of traditional historic life to create Berrington’s very own ‘pineapple’ pavilion. This pavilion is titled ‘Look! Look! Look!’ and can be enjoyed inside the orchard of Berrington's walled garden.
The Pavilion is also designed to play host to a series of summer time events, from kite building to evenings of ‘The art of Georgian gambling’. So why not come and explore this slice of Georgian culture?
Look! Look! Look! Launch, Saturday 10 June 10am to 5pm
Come back in June and meet the artists Heather and Ivan Morison as they talk about their pavilion. This Georgian eye catcher is brought to life throughout the day with music from Eboracum Baroque, and a specialist talk at 2pm by artist and co-creator of the pavilion Heather Peak and Kate Felus, leading garden historian and author of ‘The Secret Life of the Georgian garden’, which greatly inspired the creation of the pavilion. Visit the tea-room for some refreshments as you relax inside the garden pavilion and enjoy the spectacle.
The event is free, but normal admission charges apply.
The Pineapple Pioneer trail
Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June, 10am to 4pm
Become a fruit pioneer and find out about the discovery and use of pineapples in houses like Berrington during the eighteenth century. Create your own explorers guide and find out all of the grizzly, strange and intriguing facts of the Georgians and their obsession with this curious fruit. Do you have what it takes to become the Georgian explorer?
Trail £2, normal admission fees apply.
There is also plenty of activity both inside the mansion and throughout the gardens. With War and Pieces, Waste to Waist and Genius Loci, there is so much to uncover at Berrington.