We were delighted to hear that the amazing Ann-Marie Powell was inspired by Octavia’s work to produce a garden for the Chelsea Flower show!


Understanding Octavia’s concept that it wasn’t just good housing that was needed, but open spaces and access to beauty in nature, Ann-Marie has designed a beautiful urban garden that we love!

In Wisbech, in the house in which Octavia was born and her family lived and worked, we have a small courtyard garden, laid out with plants inspired by John Ruskin, who inspired and supported Octavia.

We also have a Green, reminiscent of the London parks and green areas that Octavia promoted and created.


Do enjoy looking around the website for more information on Octavia and her work that led up to the creation of the National Trust, and if you can visit us, we would be very pleased to see you!