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

Special Places Raffle 2019

Thu 23 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Join the National Trust's Special Places Raffle and be in with the chance of winning £10,000

Look! Look! Look!

Thu 23 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Experience Georgian splendour of the gardens with a contemporary take on a Georgian pavilion.

New Perspectives

Thu 23 May 2019
10:00-17:00
Come and discover a new exhibition at Berrington and uncover the new ways that SHYPP have been inspired by the Berrington Garden Project.

Treasure Island trail

Sat 25 May 2019
10:00-16:00
Explore the grounds, battle the pirates and uncover the hidden treasure in the gardens at Berrington on our ‘Treasure Island' trail. Do you have what it takes to take part in this adventure?

A Dress Fit for a King

Sat 25 May 2019
11:00-16:00
We're revealing the hidden stories of women during the eighteenth century at Berrington. Discover stories of the lives, loves and losses of women both upstairs and downstairs.

'Eye am She' by Lorna J Brown

Sat 25 May 2019
11:00-16:00
Experience an artistic response to the story of Ann Bangham, wife of Berrington's original owner, Thomas Harley, as Herefordshire based artist Lorna J Brown brings us 'Eye am She'.