Summer in the garden at Berrington Hall

The blue border in summer

Here at Berrington our walled garden and pleasure grounds are perfect for both relaxing and exploring, as we have a bit of something for everyone.

Come to Berrington to discover Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s final design; our walled garden and pleasure grounds, this summer.

The garden and pleasure grounds are ideal for a simple stroll with well gravelled footpaths and plants to discover. They are the perfect place to relax in a hammock or deckchair on a sunny summer afternoon. 

Have a peek into our Walled Garden
The entrance to the wall garden filled with wisteria running up the wall
Have a peek into our Walled Garden

There are plenty of flowers, herbs and colours to enjoy as we grow various different plants. From dahlias and roses to mint and lavender, there is something for everyone. We even have a vegetable patch from which we take fresh produce to use in the tea-room.

When the old plan of the estate was discovered with beds planted in chevron and diagonal lines, our gardeners started to recreate this planting pattern. The seasonal bed was divided into smaller squares and diamonds edged with lots of herbs, which the cafe use regularly.

You can learn about our project to restore the curved walled garden; the only one of its kind to survive the centuries almost entirely intatct. Thanks to our supporters and funding from government, we've been able to restore the original walls and remove the lean-tos and farm buildings. Find out more here. The curved walled garden itself is temporarily closed whilst we complete restoration work on the carpenter's workshop. 

We usually have volunteers working throughout the year, so there is always something happening in the gardens. Volunteers help us to ensure that the gardens are well maintained and our work wouldn't be possible without their support. There are usually about 15 garden volunteers working at Berrington.

Our Garden Volunteer Clair Boyd said, ‘We do help each other out across the orchard with pruning in January/February of each year. But for special projects our last Head gardener allowed us to develop by following our interests and skills.’ The plan follows a rotational planting system each year and successional sowing, with an emphasis on companion planting as the Trust follows organic principles.

With all of this in mind, why not come along this summer to see the gardens in full bloom?