Pleasure Grounds exhibition

A light bulb with a grey background surrounding it and Berrington in the centre

As part of our Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds Restoration Project we are working closely with groups throughout the community, including Hereford College of Arts. This is so that we can offer others the opportunity to connect to Berrington in their own way and interpret the walled garden and pleasure grounds in a way that is meaningful to them.

It is because of the partnership between Hereford College of Arts and the team at Berrington that we are welcoming the students to use the gardens as a place to be inspired by. So far they have used the gardens to develop pieces for their coursework and their new exhibition. We are excited for Spring this year, when this new exhibition ‘Pleasure Grounds’ is put out on display.

See Berrington in a new light - Aaron Fortey Lancet
A colourful montage of all of the select parts of Eye am She
See Berrington in a new light - Aaron Fortey Lancet

The artwork will be threaded throughout the grounds and will reflect what the walled garden means to each individual student. The students of the college are from the level 2, sculpture and fine art group, level 2 art and design and the Textiles groups. So far they have spent the autumn of 2018 visiting Berrington and drawing inspiration from the space as part of their learning journeys, and now you will be able to see what they have come up with.

Rediscover the pleasure grounds - By Elise D'arcy
Grey surroundings and a crystal ball in the center with look at its heart
Rediscover the pleasure grounds - By Elise D'arcy

From 16 February to 28 February you will be able to see the students installing the exhibition on selected days. Throughout the gardens and grounds each piece will be carefully laid, ready for the launch on 2 March.

Why not come and discover more onsite and see how they have interpreted Berrington for themselves, and how this all links to saving our unique 'Capability' Brown walled garden.