The Garden Guide

Brantwood Garden

John Ruskin, the critic, author and painter, lived here from 1872-1900 and made the garden. The site and the garden are calmly romantic. Ruskin's Seat, a stone seat in the woods, was a place for gloomy contemplation. The garden design is unremarkable but the place is of great interest on account of Ruskin's immense influence on the Arts and Crafts movement and on the development of the art of landscape architecture.

Photograph © Brantwood Trust
Photograph © Brantwood Trust
Ruskin's Seat

Coniston, Cumbria, England, LA21 8AD

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