Roses at Red House

View from the rose arch at Red House, Bexleyheath

This event happened in 2017 and has now finished. Join us for a month long celebration of the Red House garden and the prints and patterns it inspired. With craft activities running every weekend come and enjoy a floral bonanza at Red House.

3D Trellis crafts:

Daily throughout June

William Morris used Red House garden as inspiration for some of his earliest wallpapers. Help us re-create the Trellis pattern by adding your own bird or flower to our giant 3D version.

Paper-craft workshop: 

Sat 3 & Sun 4 June, 2-4pm

Join Hannah from Utensils0 in the orchard to create your own paper-craft flower, inspired by Morris’ earliest wallpaper Trellis.

Bromley NAFAS Flower Arranging:

Sat 3, from 2pm

A group of award winning flower arrangers from the local NAFAS group will be here to bring the outside in, creating bespoke flower arrangements inspired by some of Morris’ most famous patterns.

The garden at Red House, Bexleyheath
The garden at Red House, Bexleyheath

Origami workshop:

Sat 10 June, 2-4pm

Make your way over to the orchard and create your own nature inspired origami with Sam from Sesame Origami.

Screen Print workshop:

Sat 17 June, 12-4pm

Using William Morris as their inspiration the Portable Print Studio give you the opportunity to create your own A4 screen print to take home.

Old Bexley NAFAS Flower Arranging:

Sat 17 June, from 2pm

A group of award winning flower arrangers from the local NAFAS group will be here to bring the outside in, creating bespoke flower arrangements inspired by some of Morris’ most famous patterns.

" The exquisite subtly of form, delicacy of texture, and sweetness of colour, which, blent with the richness which the true garden rose shares with many other flowers, yet makes it the queen of them all – the flower of flowers."
- William Morris

‘Let’s be Pilgrims’ Garden tours:

Daily throughout June, 2:30pm

Join one of our volunteer guides on a stroll around the garden to discover the medieval influences and the Pre-Raphaelite design of the one acre garden.

Garden games:

Daily throughout June

Head to the bowling green, where Morris and his family would have played, for a game of skittles, croquet or giant jenga.

The garden at Red House
The garden at Red House, Bexleyheath, London

Along with all the garden activities going on, the house will be open daily for tours and short talks, the shop will be offering Morris inspired gifts and the café, in Morris’ original kitchen, will tempt you with light lunches, cakes and hot and cold drinks.