Geffrye Museum Gardens


The captivating Geffrye, in a previous almshouse in east London's Shoreditch, is committed to the home from 1600 to display, and - as is legitimate in any investigation of living space - it incorporates the garden. Truth be told, the exhibition has six gardens. The front Gardens are spread out as per the almshouse records, with enormous lawns either side of a way prompting the house of prayer and circumscribed by radiant extremely old London plane trees. Opened in 1982, the walled Herb Garden is conventional and formal, the twelve brick-edged beds planted with in excess of 170 distinctive taxa with translation sheets clarifying their utilitarian, culinary and therapeutic employments. Every one of the four Period Gardens is illustrative of a town-house garden in every century from the seventeenth to the twentieth. The two more seasoned gardens are interpretive re-manifestations, yet the Victorian garden with its splendid sheet material depends on photos and depictions of a 1880s garden in Hackney. The twentieth-century garden demonstrates the impact of the Arts and Crafts development and of the commended planner Gertrude Jekyll.

Geffrye Museum Gardens

136 Kingsland Road,

E2 8EA,

Front Gardens: Open daily: 08:00 to 17:00

Herb and Period Gardens: Open: April till October on Tuesdays-Saturdays

Bank Holidays: 10:00 to 17:00

Admission: Free