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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Keats House

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 11:00–17:00

Activities

Meet the Gardeners, 11am-2pm both days – learn about the hard work carried out by the gardeners and garden volunteers who help tend the garden and pick up tips from these skilled horticulturists. Garden Tours, 12pm and 2pm both days – join a garden volunteer for a guided tour of the Keats House garden, to learn more about the plants and trees in this beautiful space, as well as the work carried out by the gardeners and garden volunteers. Free – sign up on the day. Afternoon Poems: A Garden of Verses, Sunday 2-3pm – visit John Keats’ own ‘melodious plot’ and listen to an afternoon of poetry about gardens, presented by the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors. Free – booking recommended. Bring your own picnic. Visit the adjoining museum (admission applies).

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

10 Keats Grove
Nearest postcode: NW3 2RR

Buses

24, 46, 168, C11

Stations

Hampstead Heath, Belsize Park, Hampstead

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Level access. Small amount of pathway not accessible after heavy rain.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

The garden at Keats House allows you the opportunity to walk in the steps of the Romantic poet John Keats. The earliest references to the garden appear in his letters from his time living here in the years 1819-20. He recounts walking in the garden, seeking inspiration there and gazing at the outside world from his parlour. Look out for two important trees: the large common mulberry may have been known to Keats, and he is also said to have written Ode to a Nightingale under a plum tree in the garden. A newly-planted plum tree celebrates this great work.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–17:00
Sunday 11:00–17:00

Activities

Meet the Gardeners, 11am-2pm both days – learn about the hard work carried out by the gardeners and garden volunteers who help tend the garden and pick up tips from these skilled horticulturists. Garden Tours, 12pm and 2pm both days – join a garden volunteer for a guided tour of the Keats House garden, to learn more about the plants and trees in this beautiful space, as well as the work carried out by the gardeners and garden volunteers. Free – sign up on the day. Afternoon Poems: A Garden of Verses, Sunday 2-3pm – visit John Keats’ own ‘melodious plot’ and listen to an afternoon of poetry about gardens, presented by the Keats House Poetry Ambassadors. Free – booking recommended. Bring your own picnic. Visit the adjoining museum (admission applies).

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

10 Keats Grove
Nearest postcode: NW3 2RR

Buses

24, 46, 168, C11

Stations

Hampstead Heath, Belsize Park, Hampstead

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Level access. Small amount of pathway not accessible after heavy rain.

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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