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We have over 25 Arts and Crafts Houses and Gardens for you to visit in the British Isles.
William Morris was the main influence of the Arts and Crafts movement (from around 1840) in Great Britain and believed that gardens should be 'well fenced' against the outside world.
We are fortunate to have many Arts and Crafts  Houses and Gardens that survive today.
Most of these Arts and Craft Gardens are formal in structure with garden rooms, topiary and colourful plantings. Water can also be a feature with formal pools and rills. Pergolas, summer houses and dry stone walls also feature strongly.
Although we have a section of Arts and Crafts inspired Gardens and Houses to visit, we would love to add more to our list, and if you know one which should be on our guide please let us know.

Athelhampton House Gardens

Athelhampton House and Garden, near Dorchester

Dorset, The formal Arts and Crafts gardens at Athelhampton House were built in 1891 by Alfred Cart de Lafontaine.

Barrington Court Garden

Barrington Court Garden, near Ilminster

Somerset, Barrington Court Garden is a National Trust gem in Somerset with Gertrude Jekyll

Branrtwood House and Gardens

Brantwood House and Gardens, Coniston

Cumbria, Brantwood has a series of unusual and experimental gardens laid out by John Ruskin from 1871 – 1886.

Bryans Ground Garden

Bryans Ground Garden, Stapleton (Nr. Presteigne)

Herefordshire, This superb garden has been developed since 1993 by David Wheeler and Simon Dorrell who are also well known for their publication 'Hortus'.

Chenies Manor Garden

Chenies Manor Garden

Hertfordshire, Chenies Manor House is an early-Tudor (15th/16thC) house, brick built with fortified tower with beautiful gardens.

Coleton Fishacre House Gardens

Coleton Fishacre House and Garden, near Dartmouth

Devon, Coleton Fishacre is a beautiful 24 acre garden created by Rupert and Lady Dorothy D'Olyly Carte in the 1920s.

Cragside House Gardens

Cragside House Gardens, near Morpeth

Northumberland, Cragside is a great Victorian Garden with one of the largest rock gardens in Europe.

Crathes Castle Garden

Crathes Castle and Gardens, Banchory

Aberdeenshire, Crathes Castle and Gardens influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement are a real jewel of a place. The castle, gardens and setting combine to stunning effect.

Dyffryn Garden

Dyffryn Garden, Cardiff

Glamorgan, Why not join a guided walk around the Dyffryn gardens which will highlight the works already completed and proposals for the future.

Godinton House & Gardens

Godinton House, near Ashford

Kent, The lovely Godinton House has twelve acres of tranquil gardens.

Great Chalfield Manor Garden

Great Chalfield Manor & Garden, near Melksham

Wiltshire, Great Chalfield manor and Garden was given to the National Trust in 1943.

Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens. Taunton

Somerset, Hidden away a few miles from Taunton are 50 acres of parkland boasting beautiful formal gardens and 3 centuries of garden history.

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor Garden

Gloucestershire, A top ten Great British Garden - Hidcote Manor is one of the greatest gardens in England created this century by the great horticulturist Major Lawrence Johnston.

Kellie Castle Gardens

Kellie Castle Gardens, near St Andrews

Fife, This gem of an Arts and Crafts walled garden at Kellie Castle is set along the side of Kellie Castle which should be visited at the same time.

Kelmscott Manor Garden

Kelmscott Manor Gardens, near Lechlade

Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor - the inspirational home of William Morris, father of the Arts & Crafts movement.

Lytes Cary Manor Garden

Lytes Cary Manor Garden, National Trust, Somerset

Somerset, Lytes Cary Manor was owned of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, and the house is surrounded by an enchanting small garden.

Plas Brondanw Gardens

Plas Brondanw Garden

Gwynedd, This Edwardian Arts and Crafts garden - Plas Brondanw was created by Sir Clough William-Ellis and has magnificent views of the mountains.

Red House Garden

Red House Gardens, London

Red House an Arts and Craft property with gardens once home to William Morris

Rodmarton Manor Garden

Rodmarton Manor, Tetbury

Gloucestershire, A stunning courtyard garden greets you as you enter through the door by the side of the Rodmarton Manor.

Snowshill Manor Garden

Snowshill Manor Gardens

Gloucestershire, This charming small organic garden surrounds this Cotswold Tudor Manor House known as Snowshill Manor.

Standen House Garden

Standen House Gardens

Sussex, Standen House is an Arts and Crafts family home, complemented by a beautiful 13 acre hillside garden.

Tintinhull Garden

Tintinhull House and Garden

Somerset, The garden at Tintinhull is set behind a lovely stone house full of character.

Wightwick Manor Gardens

Wightwick Manor Garden, National Trust, Staffodshire

Staffordshire, Alfred Parsons helped to design the gardens at Wightwick Manor - he also designed the gardens at Great Chalfield Manor.

Winterbourne House Gardens

Winterbourne House and Garden, Birmingham

Birmingham, Winterbourne is one of the best surviving examples of an EdwrdianWinterbourne is one of the best surviving examples of an Edwardian Arts and Crafts suburban villa garden.

Wollerton Old Hall Garden

Wollerton Old Hall Garden, Market Drayton

Shropshire, Wollerton Old Hall Garden has a long and colourful history and is in the Arts and Crafts Style with separate garden rooms and strong topiary..

York Gate Garden

York Gate Garden in Leeds

Yorkshire, This unique Arts and Crafts style garden - York Gate - was created by the Spencer family.