An autumn garden at Red House

The garden well at Red House

Enjoy the colours of autumn in Red House’s quiet and secluded garden.

In Morris’ day this land would have been filled with over 80 apple trees and today echoes of this orchard can be seen in the modern apple trees to the west of the house, as well as a single apple tree to the south that looks to have survived from Morris’ time.

A fan of cottage gardens Morris felt it was important that a garden should produce as well as look nice and so it is not just apples in the harvest. Damsons, mulberries and quince are ripe and in the vegetable patch artichoke, pumpkin and sweetcorn are ready.

It is also honey season and our volunteer beekeepers will begin harvesting from the two hives in the garden. In bloom are asters and crocossima with colour around the bowling green from bright Goldenrons (solidago).

Enjoy skittles and croquet on the bowling green, or take a rest by the scenic well. Sit in the kitchen courtyard for coffee and a slice of cake, or explore the garden in depth on one of our garden tours. Although small the gardens at Red House are packed with interest and are the perfect place to while away an afternoon.