Farringford News and Blog

Springtime at Farringford

Spring is always a busy time for us in the garden here at Farringford…

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Springtime at FarringfordPosted: 16 May 2022

Farringford House Tours

Farringford House is now open for guided tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays…

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Farringford House ToursPosted: 27 Apr 2022

Short Talks

We are most likely to associate Tennyson with long poems, like ‘In Memoriam’ and his short poems are all too often squeezed out by these longer works…

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Short TalksPosted: 16 Mar 2022

The Cup and Saucer Vine

The cup and saucer vine - Cobaea scandens - which is native to tropical America is still in full flower.…

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The Cup and Saucer VinePosted: 17 Dec 2021

The Medlar Tree

Our Medlar is a small garden tree that bares brown edible fruits with a unique shape, although they're not to everyone's taste.…

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The Medlar TreePosted: 10 Nov 2021

War Poetry

When the First World War began, it was Tennyson’s register of language that people, soldiers and the government turned to.…

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War PoetryPosted: 20 Oct 2021

Farringford House Restoration and Exhibition

The five years taken to complete the house restoration has in many ways been the most extraordinary nail-biting adventure…

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Farringford House Restoration and ExhibitionPosted: 02 Sep 2021

Cricket

Lionel Tennyson, grandson of Alfred, was a famous cricketer who captained Hampshire and England in the 1920s…

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CricketPosted: 14 Jun 2021

Magical Realism

Magical realism as a genre title emerged in 1955, one hundred years after Tennyson was writing ...…

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Magical RealismPosted: 21 May 2021

Tennyson's American Dream

Tennyson, like many of the Victorians of the time, and indeed, many Americans to come, was preoccupied with looking West ... …

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Tennyson's American DreamPosted: 20 Apr 2021

Utopia

‘Poetry dwells in a perpetual Utopia of its own’ writes Hazlitt in his essay ‘On Poetical Versatility’…

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UtopiaPosted: 09 Feb 2021

Fiddlededeeism and Impossible

Edward Lear met the Tennysons through their mutual friend Franklin Lushington. Tennyson's sister was married to…

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Fiddlededeeism and ImpossiblePosted: 09 Feb 2021
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