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Winterbourne House

Arts & Crafts villa & garden

Winterbourne House Gardens 4

Housing and town planning reform pioneer John Nettlefold and his wife Margaret built their villa in Birmingham in 1903. They chose the Edwardian Arts and Crafts style and John used elements of the home in designs for housing in poorer areas of Birmingham.

The Grade ll listed garden was designed by Margaret Nettlefold, inspired by Gertrude Jekyll. Features include a walled garden, glasshouses, colourful borders and a sandstone rock garden. Also plants from around the world a pergola and Japanese bridge and teahouse. The garden is now the University of Birmingham’s Botanic Garden.

Inside the house, explore two floors of exhibition rooms with William Morris wallpaper, Edwardian furnishings and family memorabilia.

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University of Birmingham, 58 Edgbaston Road, Edbaston, Birmingham B15 2RT

Winterbourne House & Garden

Arts & Crafts Movement


Historic Homes & Gardens

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK