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Clifton Hill House, Bristol

Clifton Hill House (rear)

Clifton Hill House was for many  years the home of John Addington Symonds, one of Victorian Britain’s greatest scholar-writers and an early advocate of homosexual rights. He loved the garden and wrote extensively about it.

Today the house is owned by the University of Bristol and the Clifton Hill House Garden Project has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to recreate the historic garden, incorporating elements that reflect its fascinating history.

To celebrate and give thanks to their supporters they are having an open garden on Saturday 20th February.  OutStories Bristol’s volunteers are specially invited – we supported their funding application.

This will be a free event to allow local community groups and interested members of the public to come along and find out more about their plans, see what’s been done so far, and enjoy the garden in its springtime glory.

Saturday 20th February 2016,  11am to 3pm

Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BX

Entrance is through the white wooden gate on Lower Clifton Hill


Symonds in Bristol is a wonderful website detailing the people and places associated with John Addington Symonds including Clifton Hill House.

Spring Open Garden flyer