The Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds project at Berrington Hall

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LOOK!LOOK!LOOK! in the walled garden at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire

Berrington Hall is a set piece of 'Capability' Brown design. Recent research into the walled gardens and pleasure grounds has revealed the rarity and significance of this part of the grounds.

A particularly significant part of the garden is the curved walled garden built in 1783 to ‘Capability’ Brown’s original design. The curved aspect of the garden is currently used as a livestock holding facility and cannot currently be accessed by visitors.

The team at Berrington want to embark on a project that opens up this space to everyone and conserves the gardens for future generations.

We will be combining findings from reports such as the recent 2017 Wessex Archaeology report with other findings, such as the James Crummer papers from the Hergest Croft Archive. When combined, all of this information will hopefully give us an idea of Berrington's past which is hidden beneath the soil.

This project update is designed to keep you informed and up to date with the latest developments, progress and occasional discoveries associated with this project.

Latest posts

27 Sep 17

Apple Picking and Participation

We were joined by a group of Level 2 Diploma Students from The Hereford College of Arts. They came to Berrington to assist Nick Winney, Gardener-in-charge at Berrington Hall, with a series of garden tasks that needed to be completed in the orchard. This proved to be a successful partnership for it is estimated that the work the students did in the garden equated to 25 hours or 3.5 days’ work of staff and volunteers time. This work included heavy lifting, apple picking and collecting windfalls. You can read more about it in the article below.

10 Jun 17

Look!Look!Look! launch

Today was the day that Heather and Ivan Morison's 'Look!Look!Look!' art commission was launched. To mark it we celebrated with music throughout the day by Eboracum Baroque which resonated the sounds of the eighteenth century. We also were joined by historic gardens expert Kate Felus, who gave a talk with Heather Morison about the Georgians and their gardens and how this inspired the design of 'Look!Look!Look!'. The project is now open daily for you to enjoy inside the walled garden.

A shot of Look! from above with Berrington and the gardens in the background

31 May 17

Look! Look! Look! starts to take shape

This week saw the beginnings of Look! Look! Look! being installed into the walled garden. With its cobbled flooring and its large canvas panels being put up you can start to get a sense of what it's going to 'Look!' like. Keep on looking out for more images.

Installers putting up one of the large pink panels of the pavilion