National Trust Barrington Court (IGPOTY 15)

National Trust Barrington Court (IGPOTY 15)

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About National Trust Barrington Court (IGPOTY 15)

IGPOTY returns to Barrington Court

An atmospheric fragment of old Somerset, Barrington Court was the home of an extraordinary family, who beautifully restored the gardens and estate in the 1920s. Together they created an elegant home, productive gardens and a farm estate around the core of a derelict 16th century building.

The intention of Colonel Lyle in 1917 was to create a working model mediaeval manor estate, with orchards, avenues and the wider landscape reflecting this vision for a rural estate within the Somerset countryside. Partially derelict farmyards were transformed into luxuriant flower gardens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll’s planting plans and Elsie ‘Ronnie’ Lyle’s passion for planting.

What is unique about this exhibition?

This exhibition will feature the IGPOTY 14 panel (28 sided) outdoor exhibition, also featuring a selection of higher placed winning images from the very first 'Beauty of Barrington Court' special award (TBA).

The IGPOTY outdoor structure will be on display, exhibited within the old cowshed.

COVID-19 venue specific rules may apply, current government advice and rules apply, please check before travelling.

Dates and times

Exhibition dates

September 3, 2022 to October 17, 2022

Opening times

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Exhibition contact info

Exhibition cost

£FREE with admission - pre-booking may be required.

Exhibition location

National Trust Barrington Court
Barrington, near Ilminster
TA19 0NQ
United Kingdom

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Image credit: © National Trust Images/James Dobson