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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.

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entrance to the herb garden

entrance to the herb garden

herb garden

herb garden

Echinacae pururea

Echinacae pururea

Elizabethan knot garden

Elizabethan knot garden

Elizabethan 'useful' garden

Elizabethan ‘useful’ garden

Paeonia mascula

Paeonia mascula

Mid-late Victorian greenhouse

Mid-late Victorian greenhouse

Informal Edwardian garden

Informal Edwardian garden

Geffery Museum

Hope you enjoyed that!

Website of the museum here.

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