Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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Every week, Anna’s Flower Farm kindly donates fresh seasonal flowers from Anna Taylor’s walled garden on the Audley End Estate. Anna has been visiting Kettle’s Yard since she was a child and volunteered in the House garden when she was training as a horticulturist, making her the perfect partner for Kettle’s Yard.

The flowers are delivered to Kettle’s Yard in the early hours of the morning and are then arranged by a team of volunteers, including Sabrina Rippon, Rebecca Lindum Greene, Nastasha Boyce and Susy Oram.

Seven arrangements are needed for the House, each according to the preferences of Jim Ede and using some of his original vases. Jim preferred the flowers in the House to be informal and relaxed, favouring wildflowers to roses and lilies. Most importantly, the flowers in the sitting room need a splash of yellow to bring together the other yellows in the room, particularly the lemon on the pewter dish and the yellow circle in Joan Miró’s Tic Tic (1927). In spring these are often daffodils, in conversation with Christopher Wood’s Flowers (1930) opposite.

The flowers help provide unity and balance to the deliberate juxtaposition of artworks and objects in the rooms of the House. They make the House feel welcoming and help visitors to feel at home during their time at Kettle’s Yard.

Read more about Rebecca’s experience arranging the flowers here.

Anna is hosting a flower arranging workshop at Kettle’s Yard on Saturday 21 September, 2019. Find out more here.