Garden House, The (Clifton)

Today the national headquarters of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, adjacent to The Homestead Park in Clifton. In 1992 the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Joseph Rowntree Social Service Trust Ltd (now Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust) jointly purchased the 136 year lease on land from Joseph Rowntree Foundation on which to build their new offices.

The land was previously part of the Garden’s Nursery and it halved the production area. Also on the site are two cottages, 36 and 38 Water End, which belong to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; one of these was used by the park’s Head Gardener.