Henry Moore Studio and Gardens
Discover sculptor Henry Moore’s work in the beautiful gardens of his former home in Hertfordshire.
The Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, in the small Hertfordshire village of Perry Green, are where the artist lived and worked for more than 40 years. You can spend a full day exploring more than 70 acres of landscaped gardens and countryside showing the artist’s world-renowned works against the landscape he shaped. You can also see the beautiful cottage garden created by his wife, Irina Moore. Experience the artist’s creative process in six fascinating studios, which have been preserved as they were when he worked in them. You can discover hundreds of models and found-objects on the shelves of the Bourne Maquette Studio and see how they inspired Moore’s bronzes. The 16th-century Aisled Barn is the only place in the world where you can see tapestries which Moore commissioned specifically for the building. Visitors can also choose (for an additional cost) to take a tour of the Moore family’s house, Hoglands, to see the extraordinary collection of artworks that Moore acquired during his lifetime, as well as the flints, bones and shells which inspired his work. You can complete your visit with a traditional English cream tea, or a full afternoon tea in the on-site café, which has panoramic views of the sculpture gardens. A varied menu of locally-sourced dishes can also be found, just across the village green, in Moore’s local pub The Hoops Inn.