Garden of Delights – Sunday 26th June 2011

Garden of Delights

Sunday 26th June 2011

1pm to 4pm

Red House Museum

Oxford Road



We’re taking part in this year’s ‘Garden of Delights’ at Red House Museum. This event is a delightful way to discover and enjoy the beautiful gardens at this former woollen cloth merchant’s home, which was often visited and much loved by Charlotte Bronte.

The restored 1830s Red House Garden is at its most beautiful at this time. For just a short time each year the fabulously scented old roses are in bloom, with centuries old varieties such as ‘Celestial’ and ‘Old Blush’. You can also see lots of unusual period flowers with intriguing names such as ‘Obedient Plant’, ‘Dame’s Violet’ and ‘Bear’s Breeches’.

The event includes:

  • Stalls and shows, including the Growing Newsome plant stall.
  • Flower Arranging demonstrations.
  • Garden discovery trail.
  • Displays and free garden information.
  • Brass Monkeys Jazz Band and Accordionist Hugh Barwell.
  • 19th century costumed characters telling visitors about the period garden.
  • Herbal craft activities such as making scented herb bags.
  • Lots of children’s craft activities.
  • Paper Filigree craft.
  • The Red House Craft Bee with a variety of textile crafts.
  • Archery with the Nova Bowmen.
  • Croquet on the lawns.
  • Other period games such as battledore and shuttlecock or hoop-rolling.

Free admission and free parking.

Red House Museum – venue details

Garden of Delights (pdf) – event leaflet

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