The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.
Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history, even architecture, the Museum has something for you.
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The Garden Museum is now closed to the public for a major capital project supported by the HLF. The Museum will reopen in early 2017.
Venue Details & Map
The Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace RoadLondonSE1 7LB
- +44 (0)20 7401 8865
- Public transport:
- Walk towards the London Eye, turn left and continue walking along the Embankment until Lambeth Palace.
I came here for the tomb of Captain Bligh (which I stumbled upon online) but stayed for the gardening exhibit upstairs. As a lover of both history and gardening, I found the museum a pleasurable diversion on a Saturday afternoon.more
This is a vegetarian cafe, and there aren't enough of those. It's not gourmet , but it's darned good honest veggie fare. Run by Skye Bond (what a redolent name) you get a choice from four hot dishes plus an assortment of salads - cous cous, lentil and chickpea when we went. The hot dishes we had were Chargrilled courgette & aubergine with tomato & basil; and Moroccan fruit tagine. Both were...more
I'm a Landscape Designer from the United States. Finding this museum was much like finding the Holy Grail to me.
When I first came here, it was the dead of Winter, so I didn't get to explore the garden. However, given that the garden is in an old Church Yard, and there are crypts scattered about; it was an awesome, albeit gloomy, sight.
There were some delightfully daft exhibits up the...more
I went today as it was the first open day since the revamp.
The Museum started as the Tradescant Trust, after the graves of these famous plant hunters were found in the old churchyard, of th old church that now houses the museum.
The old gardening exhibits are found on the first floor, and while well presented , there seemed to be relatively few exhibits, and little new to excite.
This might be the kind of place you wouldn't necessarily tell your colleagues on a Monday morning that you'd visited at the weekend. For a hip, young 20-something to declare she's been to a Museum of Garden History requires courage.
Well, I did go to the museum. And it's nice. I don't particularly like gardening, but it was interesting to see how this very English pastime has developed over...more