Latest updates

01 May 19

Westfield school progress

As the Berrington Garden Project continues we are increasingly working with Westfield School students to develop the gardens offer for visitors. During one of their latest visits the students managed to complete a wooden 'stepping-stone' pathway and they installed a willow tunnel in the natural play area. Installations to the gardens such as these are made more achievable with the support the students. By teaching the them a diverse range of gardening techniques such as these, not only do the students learn invaluable skills and develop their own connection to Berrington, but the Gardening Team are able to tackle their ever-growing workload in support of the project.

Three students watching the Gardener as he puts a log stepping stone into the ground

17 Apr 19

New Perspectives by SHYPP

SHYPP, the staff and volunteers at Berrington, Toni Cook and mediaSHYPP have all been working closely together since January in a series of creative workshops. These workshops were intended to invite everyone involved to take in Berrington’s gardens, and interpret their own creative response to them. From 18 April, visitors will be able to witness the impact of these workshops, and the work that has been created by the young people involved in the project. We are inviting visitors to take in how those involved have been inspired by Berrington’s gardens, and what the gardens have to offer groups throughout the local community.

11 Feb 19

Westfield School come to help

A large part of the project has involved working in close collaboration with our community partners, including Westfield School, to make sure the vision for the garden is co-created and beneficial for the local community. Westfield School is a Special School in Herefordshire for pupils with severe or complex learning difficulties between the ages of two and 19. At the beginning of this year, two sixth form students started volunteering with our garden team. During February, this expanded to a larger group who have been working on more complex projects, including creating stepping logs for the natural play area and opening up vistas in the parkland, all of which has directly supported the Berrington Garden Project.

Three students watching the Gardener as he puts a log stepping stone into the ground