Garden workshops for all at Berrington Hall

A bright pink dahlia standing in among a green bed

Each month this year we’re offering you the chance to join our Senior Gardener on a seasonal workshop. With a chance to get some expert advice from the Gardener, and have a go at doing gardening in Berrington’s walled garden and pleasure grounds, this shouldn’t be missed.

Throughout each season at Berrington you will be able to find a new workshop that will offer you the chance to pick up expert gardening tips from our Senior Gardener. You will be surrounded by Berrington’s gardens and be able to uncover secrets about how Berrington’s gardens are maintained and cared for. Please find a brief list of the workshops we have on offer at the bottom of the article.

Come and relax in the gardens as you are surrounded by nature
A picture of a butterfly resting on the purple flowers in the sunshine
Come and relax in the gardens as you are surrounded by nature

One day you might be ‘Snowdrop splitting and lifting’ and joining the Gardener to learn the secrets behind Berrington’s own snowdrops. You could learn about how to care for them and make sure that your own are protected. Then you might have a go at creating a cut flower border, as our Gardener teams up with expert florist ‘The Orange Pip Florist’ to share with you all you need to know about caring for your flower borders.

After a couple of hours of hands on experience in Berrington’s gardens, you can reward yourself and use your ticket to receive lunch and hot drink from Berrington’s tea-room.

Our Head Gardener has a lot to keep on top of
Berrington's Head Gardener doing trimming
Our Head Gardener has a lot to keep on top of

The workshops have been designed as part of Berrington’s ‘Berrington Garden Project’. They are a way for the Berrington team to inform visitors about this project and for visitors to make their own connections to Berrington’s gardens.

The Berrington Garden Project is a large scale project which will revive, conserve and develop Berrington’s ‘Capability’ Brown walled garden. The final masterpiece of ‘Capability’ Brown, Berrington’s gardens are one of only two in the country that Brown designed to this unique curved shape.

The team at Berrington are working with community groups as part of the garden project. By doing this, the team are offering people from all walks of life the opportunity to connect with Berrington’s gardens. These practical workshops are another step towards this, as visitors are offered the chance to make their own link to Berrington’s gardens and have their own input.

To find out more about each workshop pleasure check our ‘What’s on’ page at the bottom.

Workshops

  • Snowdrop splitting and lifting
  • Spring pruning workshop
  • Dahlia propagation workshop
  • Cut flower workshop
  • Dahlia delights workshop
  • Wreath making workshop 

Upcoming events

12 days of Christmas trail

Sat 07 Dec 2019
10:00-15:00
Wrap up warm and enjoy a festive trail around the gardens following the song of the 12 days of Christmas.

Christmas with the Georgians

Sat 07 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
The Georgians loved the festive season and we're sure you do to. So come and see all that we have on offer to get you into the festive mood.

Wreath making with the Senior Gardener - fully booked

Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
Please note this event is now fully booked. Get into the festive spirit and have a go at making your own traditional Christmas wreath.

Berrington Christmas dinner

Sat 14 Dec 2019
12:00-13:00
Join us for a Christmas dinner in the stables cafe at Berrington Hall.

Orchard pruning workshop

Sun 09 Feb 2020
10:00-13:00
Get hands-on this February with a special orchard pruning workshop with our Senior Gardener.

Wintry garden adventure trail

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
Wrap up warm, pop on your wellies and feel the crunch of frost underfoot as you complete our wintry trail through the gardens.