She wrote about family belongings in the house and her son Peter Boston illustrated the books, drawing many of these as well as the house and garden.
In the winter, as well as writing, Lucy Boston made many exquisite patchworks, most of which are on display. Rarely can such an important collection be seen in the house in which the exhibits were made.
This moated house is surrounded by four acres of garden renowned for
its collection of over 200 old roses and a collection of irises containing
many famous Dykes medal winners, most of them dating from the 1950s.
There are hidden corners in the garden so visitors find themselves coming
to unexpected parts which are unanticipated from the first impression
gained by looking down into it from the public footpath along the towpath
beside the river Great Ouse. With its large herbaceous borders of mainly
scented plants the garden gives the feeling of being a cottage garden
full of favourite plants in a rather formal setting of lawns with topiary
coronation shapes and chess pieces in their black and white planted