Arts and Crafts gardens to visit
The Arts and Crafts movement influenced garden design, often using the idea of garden 'rooms' to bring the home outdoors. It was a reaction to the excesses of Victorian industrialisation, growing from a desire to revive traditional craftsmanship and restore simplicity and honesty to buildings and furnishings.
- Goddards, North Yorkshire
- The family home of Noel Goddard Terry, owner of the famous chocolate-making firm, Goddards was designed by architect Walter Brierley in the Arts and Crafts style. The four-acre garden was designed by George Dillistone to complement the house.Discover the garden at Goddards
- Lytes Cary Manor, Somerset
- An intimate medieval manor house, Lytes Cary was restored in the early 20th century by Sir Walter Jenner. The garden was redesigned in the Arts and Crafts style with mostly rectangular garden ‘rooms’ containing a magical collection of topiary and borders.Explore Lytes Cary
- Red House, London
- The warm red-brick building of Red House is enclosed by its garden stocked with flowers and plants chosen to evoke the time when William Morris lived here, and to work in harmony with the appearance of the house. Morris thought of the house and garden as one, and as such introduced the concept of ‘garden rooms’, dividing the garden into a series of small enclosures surrounded by wattle fencing.Relax in Red House's garden
- Standen, West Sussex
- Standen was designed by Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb and was built for the Beale family in the 1890s. Its hillside garden is being restored to the Arts and Crafts-inspired design developed by Mrs Beale herself.Visit the garden at Standen
Discover Arts and Crafts houses to visit. These fascinating and honest buildings showcase traditional craftsmanship, many featuring William Morris designs and interiors.
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