Opening Hours

Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be re-opening from 14 August 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

House, galleries, café and shop: Friday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House and galleries will be available online from 5 August.

Last entry to the House is at 4.20pm

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21 September 2019, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Join us for a one-day workshop all about flowers. Jim Ede, founder of Kettle’s Yard, spoke of the ‘all embracing delight … experienced in nature, in stones, in flowers, in people.’

Reflecting Jim’s love of plants and flowers, we will be looking at the ways in which he and his wife Helen used flowers amongst the art and natural objects in the House at Kettle’s Yard.  Taking inspiration from the variety, styling and scale of flower arrangements in the House and looking at the planting in the cottage garden Anna Taylor will teach how to decorate your own home with seasonal flowers.

Explore how flowers can enhance interiors and draw together and complement the furniture, colours, mood and design of a space.  Starting with a private tour of the House see how flower paintings of Winifred Nicholson and Christopher Wood are used alongside real arrangements.

Using a variety of approaches with vases, ceramics and flower material Anna Taylor, from Anna’s Flower Farm, will demonstrate styling and arrangements from jam jars, which Jim often used, to larger vases. Guidance from Anna and one-on-one teaching time will enable participants to create personal pieces. Participants are invited to bring photos of their own house and vessels to use, discuss and explore. Please also bring something to carry your own vessels and pieces home.

Tickets are £170, booking required

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Tickets include:

  • An introduction to Kettle’s Yard with reference to arrangements and relevant works in the collection
  • The opportunity to work with a range of mixed vessels and floral materials – make a minimum of 3 arrangements
  • All floral and foliage material
  • Tools and materials required to work with on the day
  • An opportunity to buy materials and snips to use at home
  • Recycled vessels (if you do not bring your own to work with)
  • Lunch and two refreshment breaks

About Anna Taylor

Anna Taylor, is a floral designer and grower with a BA Hons in Cultural & Historical Studies and a background in horticulture and garden design.  Her interest in art, design, history and culture inform her work and drive her passion for flowers and styling.  Anna supplies the flowers which are used in the House at Kettle’s Yard.


The galleries, entrance area and Clore Learning Studio are all fully wheelchair accessible. Around three-quarters of the House is not accessible to wheelchair users. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users and if you let us know when you book we can arrange to put a ramp out so that the whole of the downstairs extension area is accessible.

There are several sets of stairs in the House, including a spiral staircase. Please let us know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route around the House.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email us at

No ticket may be resold or transferred.

We ask that you let us know at time of booking, of any allergy or food intolerance, and any dietary requirements.

Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.