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The Geffrye Museum
Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA
020 7739 9893
1-Apr-13 to 1-Nov-13
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, 10am-5pm
Visitors of the Geffrye Museum can explore
the museum's award-winning walled herb
garden and a sequence of period gardens
highlighting the past four centuries of
middle-class domestic gardens.
The front garden provides a popular open space
and a formal setting for the Grade I listed
almshouses in inner-city Hoxton.
The herb garden is laid out in a traditional,
formal plan, centred on a bronze feature by
local artist Kate Malone. The planting scheme acknowledges the many household uses of herbs,
with separate beds for medicinal, culinary,
aromatic and dye plants.
The period gardens behind the almshouses are based on the design and planting of urban middle-class gardens since the 17th century.
Please note that the period and herb gardens are open to visitors between 30 March and 31 October
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.