On a rainy day, I decided to visit the Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road. After all, visiting a museum is an excellent pastime when it is raining, but as could be expected, it was rather busy inside. Outside, however, few brave souls visited the gardens and that is a shame really, as they are very nice; even when it is raining. So, if you want a quiet moment in a green space, go to the museum when the weather is not all that good and enter the garden just inside the left-hand entrance (opening times the same as the museum; see for directions here). The first thing you come across is a small area with some gravestones, then a bit of lawn and next the walled herb garden. From there, go through the exit on the right and wander into the period gardens; each one is provided with an information panel. Below my pictures, complete with raindrops.
Hope you enjoyed that!
Website of the museum here.
Anne Guy said:
Thanks for this post…these gardens and the museum are great! I recently went in search of some private gardens in Spitalfields here’s my article.
Baldwin Hamey said:
Thanks for your comment Anne, much appreciated. Had a look at your blog and added it to my Bloglovin’ feed; the small gardens are indeed wonderful. The post on the London moggies is also very nice and I saw that you included the Coade stone lion. Perhaps you like to read more about the history of the lion and the factory, see here: https://baldwinhamey.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-south-bank-lion/
Candy Blackham said:
Beautiful! I visited the Museum in the winter but haven’t seen the garden this year – thank you for letting me visit with your photographs