London Gardens Trust
Growing London’s love of outdoors


Garden Details

London Square Open Gardens Weekend

Home » What’s On » London Square Open Gardens Weekend » Garden Details

William Morris Society

William Morris Society
(Photo: Colin Wing)

The Garden

William Morris, one of the most influential figures in the Arts and Crafts movement, lived at Kelmscott House for the last 18 years of his life. He wrote: ‘The garden is most beautiful…The situation is certainly the prettiest in London.’ This small garden contains a number of plants which feature in Morris’s textile and wallpaper designs. The shady lower garden features ferns, which thrive in its microclimate. The lower floors of Kelmscott House are now used as the headquarters of the William Morris Society. A museum dedicated to his life and work is open on Thursdays and Saturdays, 12–5pm.

Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 14:00–17:00
Activities
Museum open. Book and gift stall. Handout containing Morris’s description and plan of the 1880s garden. Display of Morris’s designs. Children’s quiz and trail.
Entrance
26 Upper Mall; through the coach house in the cobbled courtyard, to the left of the house.
Nearest postcode: W6 9TA
Buses
27, 91, 267, 290
Stations
Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
Cycle hire station
Ravenscourt Park Station (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Access to garden up three steps. Coach House accessible to wheelchair users across a cobbled drive.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

Getting here

Street Map Google map Citymapper Journey Planner

More links

London Gardens Trust Inventory Instagram Facebook Twitter WWW

Nearest gardens with similar opening times

Emery Walker's House W6 9TS

Distance (in straight line)
0.5 km / 0.3 miles
Open
Sunday: 14:00–17:00

Georgian house, home of printer and antiquary Emery Walker, friend of William Morris. Platform overlooking the River. Conservatory with a grapevine from a cutting from Hogarth's House. Plus flowers that feature in William and May Morris designs.

How to get there from William Morris Society

Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses W6 0UL

Distance (in straight line)
0.7 km / 0.5 miles
Open
Saturday: 10:00–16:00
Sunday: 10:00–16:00

These two large glasshouses and a walled garden have been brought back to life after falling into disrepair. Café next door.

How to get there from William Morris Society

Community Kitchen Garden Cluster at Kensington Olympia W14 8HU

Distance (in straight line)
1.9 km / 1.2 miles
Open
Sunday: 11:00–15:00

Two community garden projects located at Kensington Olympia.

How to get there from William Morris Society

Royal Crescent Gardens W11 4SN

Distance (in straight line)
2.2 km / 1.4 miles
Open
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00

Part of the Norland Estate, laid out by Robert Cantwell in 1846. Award-winning garden restoration and design with enhanced planting. Roses, central herbaceous borders and an interesting variety of trees and shrubs.

How to get there from William Morris Society

Phoenix Farm in White City W12 7DB

Distance (in straight line)
2.4 km / 1.5 miles
Open
Saturday: 10:00–16:00
Sunday: 10:00–16:00

Award-winning one-acre site and important learning resource centre which grows more than 40 varieties of produce with the help of the adjacent school and local residents.

How to get there from William Morris Society