It was my first visit to the Geffrye museum in London at the weekend
Just a stones throw from Hoxton Station as you enter the museum it feels very much like an Oxbridge college, with a clean manicured lawned quadrangle nestled in the middle of Hackney. The lawns are the centre piece to these beautiful Almshouses built in 1714. The museum has been curated throughout the main building the central entrance and focal point was the community church where everyone living within these houses would gather on Sundays.
The museum is dedicated to the history of the home over the past 400 years. As well as a splendid collection of furniture and objects there is a wonderful selection of gardens which have been divided into different periods of time and style. Demonstrating how gardens have changed and been utilised within the home or domestic environment. Beginning with a walled herb garden and finishing with the Edwardian garden space. It gives a very clear and concise insight into the ever changing face of the british gardens functionality and purpose over the past 400yrs. Spanning herb to kitchen, medicinal, ornamental, formal... I could continue... But ....
I don't want to give too much away as I think it's well worth a visit and it's completely free !!!!