Discover all that Berrington has to offer this spring

Spring has sprung here at Berrington and we can't wait for you to come and see all that we have to offer. With conservation projects happening inside and out, workshops to join onto and plenty to explore, there couldn't be a better place to come and enjoy the fresh season.

Things to find at Berrington

Projects

The Dome Project

Berrington's iconic dome, designed by eighteenth century archiect Henry Holland, is being prepared to be conserved and restored. This large scale project is one that we are now excited to have up and running. Please read the article below for further detail.

The classic dome from the centre of the mansion
Berrington's glass dome from below with it's classic plasterwork captured
The classic dome from the centre of the mansion

Pleasure Grounds exhibition 

Daily, 10am to 4pm

Come and witness 'Pleasure Grounds' by students from the Hereford College of Arts. As part of the Berrington Garden Project, we're working in partnership with Hereford College of Arts. The students' artwork, which includes photography and sculpture, has been created in response to Berrington’s gardens, which were originally designed by ‘Capability’ Brown around 243 years ago. Discover the exhibition in the Dairy and below-stairs spaces.

New Perspectives

Daily from Thursday 13 April, 10am to 5pm

As part of the Berrington Garden Project, we have been working closely with SHYPP (Supported Housing for Young People Project), and have offered the young people a chance to creatively respond to the gardens. Now, we are inviting you to come and discover this new exhibition in the Welcome Centre and learn about what the gardens mean to this group.

The Garden Project is a large scale project that is looking to revive the gardens and offer them as a space for groups throughout the community.

Cast a new light on Berrington - George Child
A light bulb with a grey background surrounding it and Berrington in the centre
Cast a new light on Berrington - George Child

Workshops and events

Spring pruning workshop

Saturday 6 April, 11am to 1pm

Join the head gardener and learn some of the essential jobs in the garden at this time of year from seasonal pruning of buddleias and hydrangeas to the lifting and splitting of bulbs. Also discover the secrets behind Berrington’s own snowdrops and the flowers that are weaved throughout the walled garden and pleasure grounds. Also have a go at pruning the flowers and snowdrops here at Berrington. With soup and a coffee or tea to follow too it's the perfect treat.

£25 per ticket, includes soup and hot drink. Normal admission applies, booking essential.

The Herons in the Park tours

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April, 11.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 3pm

Get outdoors into the final landscape design of 'Capability' Brown and celebrate the arrival of the Herons for their nesting season on a guided walk around the lake.

Lone Heron fishing in misty pool

Easter

Join us for the Easter holidays and get stuck into our 'Jack and the Beanstalk trail', or may be have a go at 'Lego Builders' on selected days, and see if you can design the best walled garden. With acres of parkland to explore, a natural play area to discover and activities to have a go at, there is something for everyone. 

You could also have a go at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt for Easter weekend. This is your chance to earn yourself a choccy prize and try to join Jack and defeat the mighty giant around the grounds. Please have a look at the article below for further details. 

A family on a little hunt around Berrington for some special eggs
A family with two young boys explore the parkland on a trail
A family on a little hunt around Berrington for some special eggs

LOOK! LOOK! LOOK! by Heather and Ivan Morison

Positioned in the centre of the walled garden, ‘LOOK!’ offers you a space in which to take in the natural surroundings and enjoy the gardens. Throughout the summer you can enjoy live music and talks inside it, which is exactly how pavilions such as these were used in the eighteenth century.

Tea-room and gift shop

Our gift shop and tea-room are the perfect way to complete your trip to Berrington. From a hot meal made with Berrington’s garden produce, to a new scarf with the latest National Trust design, there’s bound to be something that you can enjoy.

Spring time treats to be had
Scones on a springtime table
Spring time treats to be had

You could even pay a visit to our Second Hand Bookshop to find yourself a bargain. This would be a great way to contribute to the Berrington Garden Project too.

Berrington's glass dome from below with it's classic plasterwork captured

The Dome Project at Berrington

Discover how we aim to help save this iconic piece of Georgian architecture

An original map of the designs of the grounds of berrington

Berrington’s Georgian Garden Restoration 

We're beginning a new project to conserve and restore the walled garden and pleasure grounds which are the last known masterpiece designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown