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Barrington Court


An architectural fragment of Old Somerset: a vacant manor house in Tudor, wonderfully restored in the 1920s, with farm houses, abundant flowers and fruit trees.

What can guests enjoy at Barrington Court?

Discover the beautiful Barrington Court Gardens Built by prominent horticulturalist, artist and writer Gertrude Jekyll, Barrington Court Gardens near Ilminster in Somerset is a sight to behold, whatever the season. Jekyll designed Barrington Court toward the end of her life in 1917 (created over 400 gardens in the UK) and it is a garden with different character rooms. Stroll via the hot room, a serene mix of lilies, dahlias and vivid orange, red and yellow annuals around the pool, and calm down in the cool space with white flowers and grey leaves. Look out for the large pergola that supports the wisteria, the clematis and the honeysuckles. Get motivation for your own garden in the wonderful stone-walled garden with its broad variety of fruit and vegetables, and then make a trip to the cider orchard. Fancy eating the fruit of Barrington? Stop at Strode House Restaurant to taste several home-grown pleasures.

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Parking Available

Disabled Access

Facilities & information


Child friendly



Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Garden Acreage: 10

Open Times: Garden: 3 Jan to 15 Feb & 7 Nov to 27 Dec, Sat & Sun 11:00-15:00, 16 Feb to 1 Nov, Daily 10:30-17:00. Please see our website for House opening times.

Price Details: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Barrington, Ilminster, Somerset, IlminsterTA19 0NQ, United Kingdom

In Barrington village, five miles north east of Ilminster, on B3168.

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