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.

Talks

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.

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 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 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?

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

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.

Our Head Gardener has a lot to keep on top of
Berrington's Head Gardener cutting the boarders
Our Head Gardener has a lot to keep on top of

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.

Did you have a go at Lego Builder's in the 'LOOK!' pavilion?
Small boy holding up an extravegant lego creation and staring at the camera
Did you have a go at Lego Builder's in the 'LOOK!' pavilion?

 

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.

See this Georgian inspired eye-catcher in the Walled Garden
Heather and Ivan Morison's Look! Look! Look! sculpture in the Walled Garden
See this Georgian inspired eye-catcher in the Walled Garden

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.

Custard anyone? We have so much to choose from in our tea-room
A bowl of custard and apple crumble
Custard anyone? We have so much to choose from in our tea-room

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