Tour the gardens

Old flower pots all stacked up

The walled garden contains an orchard, flower borders and an extensive vegetable patch. It is surrounded by the original Edwardian garden to the south; with the woodland garden to the north-east and the original laundry drying area to the west.

The walled garden was originally the kitchen garden for the household, but like many others fell out of use during the Second World War. Today, there is still a large vegetable plot which supplies the tea-room as well as flower borders and an area of apple orchard.

The walled garden at Berrington is also hugely significant. It is a rare set-piece by 'Capability' Brown; 'England's greatest gardener' and prolific eighteenth-century landscape architect. 'LOOK!LOOK!LOOK!', a contemporary sculptural pavilion designed by artists Heather and Ivan Morison, now takes pride of place in the centre of Brown's final completed masterpiece.  

Look! Look! Look! in the wintry morning sunshine
Look! Look! Look! silhouette in the morning frost

'LOOK!LOOK!LOOK!' is a contemporary take on the Georgian 'eye-catcher' or garden building and encourages you to view your surroundings in a different light. Heather and Ivan Morison were inspired by Berrington's eighteenth-century history, both in the gardens and inside the mansion. The launch of the pavilion initiates our fundraising project to restore the walled garden back to its Georgian origins.

See dashes of colour in the gardens
Red berries on a branch covered in snow

The orchard

Herefordshire is famous for orchards, so the National Trust replanted pre-20th-century varieties of apples which have fallen out of cultivation. Some of these varieties are not only of historical interest but are also a source of future plant breeding materials.

See this Georgian inspired eye-catcher in the Walled Garden
Heather and Ivan Morison's Look! Look! Look! sculpture in the Walled Garden

The Edwardian garden

All that is left of the Edwardian gardens are the fountain and the avenue of golden yews, clipped into balls. The 3rd Lord Cawley planted many of the flowering trees and shrubs in this area and along the drive.

Amongst the old woodland to the north east of the house is a large collection of Azaleas and Rhodendrons, some hybridised by the 3rd Lord which are seen at their best in May. 

Experience this special place in its winter state
Berrington's sundial in the walled garden
An original map of the designs of the grounds of berrington

Help! Help! Help! The Georgian garden restoration 

Help us with our crucial Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds restoration project and help restore this rare 'Capability' Brown design to its original Georgian style