Garden stories

Hall Place

Hall Place is a 16th century house standing on the banks of the River Cray. Since the gardens at Hall Place were first created the landscape has continued to change dramatically with the loss of a number of buildings including a boathouse, pigeon house, dairy and mill.

Over 250,000 people visit the site of the Bexley Heritage Trust each year and 90% of visitors to Hall Place come for the gardens. However, visitor surveys have shown that information about the gardens and their history was lacking. This project responded to visitor demand, revealing the story of the changing landscape through an interactive exhibition co-curated by MA Narrative Environments students from Central Saint Martins.

Project Leads
  • Shibboleth Shechter, Lecturer, MA Narrative Environnements, Central Saint Martins
  • Caroline Worthington, Chief Executive Bexley Heritage Trust