Geffrye Museum Garden Visit

This weekend I enjoyed visiting the award winning gardens at The Geffrye Museum of the Home with my friend Ruth from i am acrylic. For those of you who don’t know The Geffrye, the museum contains displays in situ of furnished urban living rooms of the English Middle Classes over 4oo years, its objects and decoration reflecting the changes in society, behaviour, fashion and taste. The museum itself is a beautiful building, 18th century almhouses of the Ironmongers’ company; the herb garden and period gardens are set behind the building. The gardens consist of a herb garden; then period gardens of the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th century. Here is a little photographic journey through the gardens from my visit.

Tulips at The Geffrye Photo © Catherine Cronin

Geffrye Herb Garden Photo © Catherine Cronin

Tulips at The Geffrye Photo © Catherine Cronin

Violet at The Geffrye Photo © Catherine Cronin

Auricula Theatre 18th Century  Period  Garden The Geffyre Photo © Catherine Cronin

Auricula at The Geffrye Photo © Catherine Cronin

The Geffrye 19th Century Period Garden  © Catherine Cronin

The Geffrye Photo © Catherine Cronin

(Photos © Catherine Cronin)

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6 thoughts on “Geffrye Museum Garden Visit

  1. Love the ‘auricula theatre’. The gardens look wonderful, we have only been to the Geffrye museum in the winter when they dress all the rooms for a period Christmas which is excellent. I can see a visit to the gardens is on the cards though!

    • I love the auricula theatre too, so incongruous in the garden! I shall definitely be back to the gardens in the summer to see how they have developed. I didn’t know they did Christmas dressings in the period rooms, I must see that this year, thanks for that bit of info.

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