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

Summer trail

Thu 11 Aug 2022
10:00-16:00
Explore Berrington’s gardens with the children’s trail this summer. Running every day throughout the summer holiday from Saturday 23 July to Sunday 4 September.

Meet the stonemasons at Berrington Hall

Thu 18 Aug 2022
14:00-16:00
Come along and meet the stonemasons from McMillan Masonry, who have been conserving and restoring the stonework of the courtyard buildings at Berrington Hall.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 10 Sep 2022
10:00-17:00
Join us for a free day out at Berrington Hall this Heritage Open Day.

Botanical print workshop with Alison Barter

Sun 09 Oct 2022
13:00-16:00
Join us for a part-day botanical workshop with Alison Barter.  

Witches' kitchen trail

Sat 22 Oct 2022
10:00-17:00
Join us for some spooky half term fun with our witch’s kitchen trail.

Potion making

Sun 30 Oct 2022
11:00-15:00
Make your very own spooky potion using herbs from the gardens.