Barrington Court

Date: Monday 1 April 2024

Barrington Court, Barrington, near Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0NQ.  Open daily from 10am until 5pm.  The avenue and orchards at Barrington Court are decorated with daffodil flowers in springtime. Elsie Lyle consulted Gertrude Jekyll on advice for the planting schemes and layout of the garden at Barrington Court.  Gertrude Jekyll was in her seventies and almost blind at this time, but she was able to advise what would grow best in the limy earth just by crumbling the soil in her hands.  Elsie posted the soil to Gertrude in biscuit tins!  Elsie Lyle visited Gertrude Jekyll to discuss the garden plans in person, and much of what you see in the garden at Barrington Court today was inspired by these earlier plans. For more information about Barrington Court, including advice for disabled visitors, please click here.

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