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the farmhouse

A Sussex farmhouse with a twentieth century garden. After being aquired by Vanessa and Clive Bell in 1916, the house and garden became a meeting place for the Bloomsbury set. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, the garden shows originality in its mosaic paving, sculpture and planting. It is a refreshing change from the National Trust manner of garden care. Sir Peter Shepheard helped with the garden restoration with resident gardener Mark Divall.

 

This house was visited by many in the Bloomsbury Group, including Virginia (sister of Vanessa)and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, J. M. Keynes, Roger Fry and T. S. Eliot - imagine the dinner parties!

  

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Taken on May 26, 2008