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.
(Photos © Catherine Cronin)