Latest updates

28 Oct 20

Sensitive deconstruction of former farmyard buildings

From Wednesday 28 October, work will begin to carefully and sensitively deconstruct the existing and former farmyard buildings in the curved walled garden. These buildings are having a detrimental impact on the original eighteenth century curved wall. This work is necessary to ensure the brickwork does not continue to deteriorate and that this internationally significant garden is preserved for generations to come. This work will continue until mid-November. The wider garden project is on pause for now, but this vital element of the conservation work has been made possible by the DCMS Culture Recovery Fund. We're very grateful to DCMS for supporting this project and allowing us to save 'Capability' Brown's final curved walled garden and the only one of its kind to survive the centuries intact.

A digger within the curved section

01 Jan 20

Planning begins for the design of the flower garden

We’re currently in the process of drawing up detailed designs for the flower garden and laurel walk, which is the area near the fountain around the yew bush path. Following the conservation management plan, we aim to open up the view from the stables down to the Triumphal Arch, continue the wisteria walkway, design flower beds and supports, make path improvements to realign the path network and revive the eighteenth century vision of Berrington Hall, and incorporate the yew balls into the planting scheme to create an enclosure of the flower garden.

A view of Berrington Hall from the garden with yew bushes shaped into balls

06 Jul 19

Curved section revealed to visitors

We’re currently fundraising to restore the curved section of the walled garden, which is a rare survivor of Georgian garden design; the only one of its kind soon to be open to the public. From 6 July, you’ll be able to enter the curved garden and see creative temporary planting that seems to ‘take over’ the remaining farm buildings. Subtropical-style plants, including cannas, Japanese bananas, gunneras and pineapple lillies (evidence shows pineapples were once grown here), will create drama alongside produce such as pumpkins, squashes, courgettes, tomatoes and beans, which reflect the area’s historic use as a productive garden.

The main pathway to the front of the mansion