National Trust - Barrington Court

Barrington Court is a Tudor manor house begun around 1538 and completed in the late 1550s, with a vernacular stable court, situated in Barrington, near Ilminster, Somerset.

The famous garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll, was consulted by owner Colonel Lyle’s wife, Elsie, on the layout and best planting schemes for the garden. At the time, Jekyll was well into her seventies and almost blind, but she was able to advise what would grow best in the limy earth just by crumbling the soil, which was sent to her in biscuit tins. Elsie Lyle visited Jekyll to discuss the plans for the garden in person, and much of what you see today was inspired by these earlier plans.

Find our Tranquillity Oak 3 Seat Fan Back there.

Family enjoying garden swing seat
Fan Back Oak Swing Seat at National Trust Barrington
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