Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature at Standen House and Garden

This summer a new exhibition at Standen House & Garden explores the inspiration behind the popular patterns of flowers and birds in designs by Arts & Crafts firm Morris & Co. From Saturday 1 June until Sunday 10 November 2019. *This exhibition occurred in 2019 and has now ended.*

Morris and Co. Inspired by Nature exhibition at Standen

Discover the exhibition

Delve into the world of Morris & Co. at Standen in this new exhibition throughout the house, garden and estate. Discover how repeating patterns of flowers and birds in Morris & Co. designs were chosen, and the value that Morris placed on the revival of traditional skills and techniques including natural dyeing and tapestry weaving. *This exhibition occurred in 2019 and has now ended.*

The drawing room at Standen

House and collections

Morris & Co. designed a wide range of products for the home including wallpapers, textiles, ceramics and furniture, examples of which can be seen throughout the house at Standen. Start your journey in the Billiard Room and follow a pattern trail throughout the rooms discovering the inspiration behind the designs.

A fine oak trellis rebuilt to the original design by Philip Webb in the gardens at Standen


In the Arts & Crafts garden, plants featured in Morris & Co. designs can be found in the borders and beds. Follow our garden poetry trail inspired by William Morris’s poem Tapestry Trees through the garden overlooking the Sussex Weald.

Looking at patterns in a recreation of the Morris & Co. showroom

Morris & Co. showroom

With the generous support of Morris & Co. we have recreated the feel of their original showroom. You can get a taste for how customers selected and purchased their Morris & Co. wallpapers, fabrics and embroideries.

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