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Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster,
Somerset, TA19 0NQ

01460 241 938

01460 243133

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open
26th Feb - 1st Nov; Thurs - Tues; 11am - 5pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Pre-booking required for groups.

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

House open as per property

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

17th April 24th July

Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
Adult £9.50 (£8.60), child £4.15 (£3.75), family £22.90 (£20.80)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs are not allowed in gardens, shaded parking areas and water available. 1st Apr - 30th Sept restaurant open for lunches only weekdays, for lunches & teas at weekends. Batricar (pre-booking advised on 01460 242614), 2 wheelchairs

Garden Features & Events

Beautiful Jekyll-inspired gardens, working kitchen garden and Tudor manor house - now being presented naked; Elegant formal gardens influenced by Gertrude Jekyll; Colourful layout in a series of 'rooms'; Arboretum with vivid golden hues in autumn; Kitchen garden produce used in the restaurant.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Duke of York, Shepton Beauchamp The Shubbery, Ilminster


The Castle, Taunton.

Inns & Pubs:

Barrington Oak, Barrington The Royal Oak, Over Stratton Duke of York, Shepton Beauchamp

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Ilminster, Chard

Description of Garden

An enchanting formal garden influenced by Gertude Jekyll and laid out in series of walled rooms, including the White garden, the Rose and Iris garden and the Lily garden. The working Kitchen garden has espaliered apple, pear and plum trees trained along high stone walls. The Tudor Manor House is currently unoccupied and visitors have the rare experience of seeing the bare bones of a restored Tudor house.

History Of Garden

The first large country house acquired by the fledgling National Trust in 1907. Restored in the 1920s by the Lyle family of Tate and Lyle fame.

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