William Morris’s famous garden has been re-evaluated by National Trust — and you can visit it now

In part because of this uncertainty, the National Trust When he took over Red House in 2003, it was decided to vacate both the house and two hectares of garden. I remember very well, because during this time I visited the property as a member of the Trustees’ Garden Advisory Panel.

During the 1990s, there was a general rejection of rehabilitation – a feeling that was largely unspoken, deeply reformed, quickly discovered in the 1990s.

Now all that has changed. Red House plans are in place to restore the garden to its original condition. The idea is in line with Morris’s medieval vision, as he replanted fruit trees near the house and improved plant content.

But the first part of the re-creation is a so-called “downhill” feature: a small, square enclosed garden, one of three (probably four) of us, Morris and his friends, made in front of the entrance to the house, visible from the drawing room.

Evidence Marshall (including the 1906 Born-Jones Garden Memorial of Georgia) team in the Red House built a watt-fence on this garden (formerly a pile of fertilizer). 1862 Arms Study Map.

The spacious beds on four sides are suitable for flowers such as shasta daisies, columns, honeycombs, valley flowers, roses, jasmine and viola, as well as grass and timber. The idea was that over time, the roses – Bonica, Claire Austin, Dedmona, and Malver Hills – would grow to create a similar effect to Morris’s celebrated wallpaper designs and grow through fences.

Even more controversial was a decision by the Council of Crafts to decide on a new furniture commission. As local woodworker John Waller and his team watered Hazel Kopis, furniture designer Angus Ross built a quarter of the throne-like seats in the oak.

Behind the Gothic arch, these amazing pieces are 6ft high up in front of the Tibetan Cherry Tree.Prunus Serrula) In the middle of the place.


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