Barrington Court Garden, a
property managed on behalf of the nation, by the National Trust was laid
out in the 1920's to designs by architects Forbes and Tate for the Lyle
family, who used basket-weave brick paths and fine masonry out-houses to
give the garden structure. Gertrude Jekyll advised on the planting.
Christine Brain, the present Head Gardener, has added a beautifully
designed White Garden. In season, produce is tended in the walled
kitchen garden and used in the Strode House Restaurant. The Tudor manor
house was restored in the 1920's by the Lyle family. It is let to Stuart
Interiors as showrooms with antique furniture for sale.
- Fri, Sat & Sun 1100 - 1630
April to June & September
- daily except Friday 1100 - 1730 (Last admission 1700)
July & August
- daily 1100 - 1730 (Last admission 1700)
Please note the Court House is closed on Friday's.
Family - £10.50 (2 Adults, up to 3 children)
Child - £2.10
Party Rates apply to groups of 15 or more persons:
Adults - £3.60
Child - £1.80
National Trust Members holding valid cards - Free
- Opening times as Garden. Tel: 01460 241244
- Licensed & Beagles Café.
Opening times as Garden. Tel: 01460 241422
- Garden, accessible but some paths uneven. Self drive vehicle
and manual wheelchair. Ground floor of house and restaurant/shop
- Baby changing room, Children's menus & activities,
Cycles - Bicycle racks in car park. National Cycle
Regional Network Route 30.
Barrington Village, 5 miles NE of Ilminster off B3168. M5
(junction 25) A358 4 miles then follow signs. If approching from
either direction on A303 leave at Hayes End Roundabout from
where property is signed. Bus: First Southern National 32/3
Martock-Ilminster with connections from Taunton on First
Southern National 31 (passing close rail Taunton, Tel 01823
272933) Station: Crewkerne 7 miles.
Barrington, nr Ilminster.
Tel: 01460 241938