Fall in love with Berrington this February
Now we are open for our winter hours we are open weekends only, but don’t be fooled, there’s still plenty to discover on the weekends. We will be open full time once again from Saturday 16 February.
Things to find at Berrington
Falling in love with the Georgians
Saturday 2 to Sunday 24 February, 10am to 5pm, weekends only until 16 February when we move to full time opening once again.
Come to Berrington this February to learn more about Berrington's love stories, or find a secluded spot in the gardens to enjoy this special place with your loved one.
You can also discover about how we're continuing to care for Berrington today, with intrinsic Dome repairs inside the mansion, and our ambitious walled garden restoration project which aims to revive this significant Brownian gem back to its Georgian origins.
Architectural tours with Frank Ryding
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3pm
Join a volunteer led tour to find out all about this architectural masterpiece, designed by Henry Holland. Find out how your support is enabling us to undertake repairs to restore this over 200 year old structure.
Courtship, flowers and chocolate in the eighteenth century
Sunday 10 and 17 February, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm and 2.15pm
Join us inside the mansion and learn all about how food and courtship had an intrinsic link in the eighteenth century.
For 'Falling in love with the Georgians' we are offering you the chance to step back through the ages and learn all about how food and romance were intrinsically linked. We're sure you're to find out some new tales that surprise you.
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 one that we are now excited to have up and running. Please read the article below for further detail.
Pleasure Grounds exhibition installation
Saturday 16 February, 10am to 4pm
In preparation of the official launch of 'Pleasure Grounds' by students from the Hereford College of Arts, the students will be onsite, installing their artworks. You might even be able to meet some of them as they install their pieces, and ask them about their work.
This new partnership with the College of Arts is being done as part of the Berrington Garden Project as we give Berrington's gardens meaning to groups in the community. Why not come and see?
Workshops and events
Orchard pruning workshop
Saturday 9 February, 11am to 2pm
Discover the orchard this February and join our Head Gardener on this workshop to gain expert advice about how to prune and graft your own apple tree. With lunch included and our Head Gardener telling you the secret behind Berrington’s walled garden, this is the perfect way to spend your afternoon. You will also be helping us to raise funds for our iconic and rare walled garden.
£25 per ticket, includes soup and hot drink. Normal admission applies, booking essential.
Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Trail
Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February, 10am to 4pm
The story of Tom Thumb a popular tale in the eighteenth century. We are now offering you the chance to explore Berrington’s walled garden and take on a series of adventures, from meeting King Arthur to attending the jousting.
£2.50 per trail, includes a prize. Normal admission applies.
Lego builders at Berrington
Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February, 11am to 3pm
Why not have a go at some Lego fun in the garden at Berrington? Have a go at designing your own version of the walled garden as you enjoy being inside the 'LOOK!' pavilion. Do you think you have what it takes to take on the challenge?
£2 per person. Normal admission applies.
Exhibitions and installations to discover
LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!
Last year, with the support of Trust New Art and the Arts Council England, internationally renowned artists, Heather and Ivan Morison brought Berrington's walled garden to life with an eighteenth century inspired Pavilion. They combined their research of Georgian fashions, culture and how the family might have used the garden as the inspiration for the ‘LOOK! LOOK! LOOK!’ pavilion.
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.
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.