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Emery Walker's House

Emery Walker's House
(Photo: The Emery Walker Trust)

The Garden

Emery Walker, the great printer and antiquary who helped his friend William Morris establish the Kelmscott Press, lived here from 1903 to 1933. His daughter Dorothy inherited the house, which boasts Britain's best-preserved Arts and Crafts interior with many original William Morris wallpapers, textiles and furniture. The small garden has fine views of the Thames from a raised platform, which is overhung by a flourishing wisteria in summer. Paths are composed of original 1890s terracotta tiles and the adjacent conservatory has a grapevine descended from the one at Hogarth’s house. Plants are mainly those featured in Dorothy Walker’s garden diaries (1903-1960), and there is a bed highlighting flowers appearing in William and May Morris’s designs. 

Gardeners: Emery Walker Trust volunteers

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 14:00–17:00
Activities
Shop open.
Entrance
7 Hammersmith Terrace
Nearest postcode: W6 9TS
Buses
27, 190, 267, 391, H91
Stations
Stamford Brook, Hammersmith (1.5km)
Access
No wheelchair access. Steps up to house and down to garden. Different levels at the end of the garden. Can be slippery when wet.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions
Limited entry in half-hour slots.

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