Eighteenth century herbs

Discover how the Georgians would have cultivated their herb gardens and how they would have used mint, lavender, lemon balm and thyme, amongst others. Immerse yourself in the Georgian era in the Look!Look!Look! pavilion in the walled garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Some herbs were used to cure 'falling sickness' or 'giddiness of the brain', whereas others were said to turn hair black and ease joint pain and bruises. Learn more about their weird and wonderful uses over the weekend.

Don't miss stories of life, love and loss in the mansion as we share the history of women during the eighteenth century. You can also learn more about our restoration projects, including the revival of the 'Capability' Brown designed walled garden.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Berrington Hall


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.00 £9.90
Child £5.50 £5.00
Family £27.50 £24.75
1 adult, 2 children £16.50 £14.55
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.65
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.35
Grounds and 'below stairs' only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.65 £7.70
Child £4.30 £3.85
Family £21.65 £19.25
1 adult, 2 children £13.00 £11.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.40
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.20

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
12 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available
13 May 2018 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Berrington Hall
Call 01568 615721

Upcoming events

A glorious Georgian Christmas

Sun 17 Dec 2017
As Berrington's Christmas gets into full swing, we invite you to come and uncover the extravagant festivities of the Georgians

Look! Look! Look!

Sun 17 Dec 2017
Experience Georgian splendour of the gardens, as artists, Heather and Ivan Morison take up residence to put a modern twist on Berrington's Walled Garden's elegance.

Christmas with the Georgians

Sun 17 Dec 2017
The Georgians loved the festive season and we're sure you do to. So come and see all that we have on offer to get you into the festive mood.

Falling in love with the Georgians trail

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Fall in love with the Georgians as we share stories and traditions of eighteenth century love and romance.

Falling in love with the Georgians

Thu 01 Mar 2018
Fall in love with the Georgians at Berrington, as we share stories of eighteenth century love and romance. Learn about the traditions of the era, the language of the fan and how flowers were often used as symbols of affection.

Falling in love with the Georgians - Architectural tours

Sat 03 Mar 2018
Join a volunteer led tour to find out all about Berrington's architectural masterpiece designed by Henry Holland - the Staircase Hall Dome. Find out how your support is enabling us to undertake repairs to restore this over 200 year old structure.