Barrington Court

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United Kingdom - Somerset - Ilminster

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Barrington Court

Barrington Court garden was laid out in the 1920s for the Lyle family to designs by architects J. E. Forbes, who used basket-weave brick paths and fine masonry in walls and outhouses to give the garden structure. Gertrude Jekyll advised on the planting of this varied and enchanting garden laid out in a series of contrasting "rooms". A lovely white garden has been added by the present head gardener, Christine Brain. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are tended in the walled kitchen garden and used in the restaurant.

Main Address:
Barrington Court
Somerset TA19 0NQ United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 50.9612109
    Longitude: -2.861584425
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes