William Morris' garden

Iron garden seat amongst the flowers near the garden front of Red House, Bexleyheath, London

The founder of the Arts and Crafts movement had Red House built for his family in 1860 and many of his design ideas were first realised here.

Morris considered the garden inseparable from the house and rejecting the formality of High Victorian fashion, he drew inspiration from medieval and Tudor gardens.
 
He planted old fashioned flowers, such as roses, honeysuckle and lavender which continue to be grown here and the garden inspired many of Morris’s designs, including his first wallpaper pattern, ‘Trellis’ in 1862.
Red House from the rose walk

Red House, London 

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