Latest updates

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

23 May 19

Preparing the curved section

In May 2019, the rare curved section will come back into the care of the National Trust; for around 100 years, this area has been used as a livestock area by a tenant farmer, the Cawley family. This means that the garden team are incredibly busy preparing their horticultural displays to fill the section. The theme focuses on nature and the gardens taking back over this rare and significant part of Berrington's Walled Garden. Preparations include using hay bales as planters, ensuring we have enough compost, working with partners such as the Westfield School to helping with planting and much more. Will you be joining us on the 6 July to come and see this curved section as it is revealed.

Hay bales stacked up in a dutch barn