Conservation at Berrington
Our work means we're committed to maintaining Berrington to the highest standards as well as reducing our impact on the environment; none of which we could undertake without the funds raised by our supporters.
'Help! Help! Help!' - The Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project
The walled garden and pleasure grounds at Berrington Hall are Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s last known masterpiece before his death in 1783. We want to restore these spaces. This project aims to conserve the rare curved section of the walled garden, reinstate the glasshouse and the original path network and planting. This can only happen with the generosity of our supporters. Every penny raised goes towards conserving this rare and internationally significant walled garden and pleasure grounds. You can make a donation or purchase a raffle ticket today. Thank you for your support.
A Dress Fit for a King - Ann Bangham's eighteenth century court mantua
Thanks to all of your support, a very special piece of Berrington is coming home after a century apart. The dress belonging to Thomas Harley's wife, Ann Bangham is finally going to be taken care of here at Berrington by our conservation team. We are very excited to have this beautiful, and very special piece of Berrington, come to stay. You can read more about it in the article below. Also watch this video and find out what the conservators have discovered already:
'Capability' Brown's final masterpiece
To coincide with the celebrations we are clearing some of the conifer plantations to reinstate the parkland to the original Brown design and vision.
All of this valuable work is only possible with the kind donations of our supporters. Thanks to all of your generosity we have been able to restore the external paintwork on the mansion, and create a new resin bonded surface path to reception which provides access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
At Berrington we're working on many projects to reduce our energy consumption and increase recycling and making our waste zero to landfill.
For example with around 90,000 visitors a year equating to 90,000 flushes of clean drinking water going down the toilet we have come up with an ingenious idea. Berrington has an old well in the courtyard over 6 metres deep which now provides 'grey' water to the toilets - perfect for flushing the loos.
We are also currently excited to announce that we will be updating these facilities for our visitors from 17 September 2018. For this reason the main toilets will be unavailable until October, however there will be alternative toilets available.
We try to reduce our energy consumption in lots of small ways too; low energy light bulbs, energy efficient appliances, door closers, timers and the like. We are also working towards sending nothing to landfill by recycling as much as possible.
We're always looking for new ways to save the planet's precious resources. So if you have an idea let us know by e-mailing us.