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The Garden Museum

At the heart of The Garden Museum is our courtyard garden, designed by Dan Pearson as an ‘Eden’ of rare plants inspired by John Tradescant’s journeys as a plant collector. Taking advantage of the sheltered, warm space, Dan has created a green retreat in response to the bronze and glass architecture, conjuring up a calm, reflective atmosphere.

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The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum

About The Garden Museum

The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden. Visitors will also see a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens.

The Museum is housed in the historic Church of St. Mary’s, adjacent to Lambeth Palace. In the grounds are the tombs of John Tradescant and his son, gardeners to King Charles I and II, and Captain Bligh whose voyage on the Bounty was in search of the breadfruit tree.

Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or architecture, the Museum has something for you.

Location details

The Garden Museum,
London,
SE1 7LB

Directions to The Garden Museum
Tube: Lambeth North, Vauxhall, Waterloo. Buses: 507 Red Arrow from Victoria or Waterloo Stns, also 3, 77, 344, C10.

The Garden Museum openings

You can just turn up and pay on the day.

Refreshments Light refreshments.
Admission Adult: £7.00
Child: Free
Opening times 14:00-17:00

Accessibility

  • The museum and garden are accessible for wheelchairs.
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FAQs

Yes, cashless payment is accepted.

Sorry, there is no available parking for coaches at The Garden Museum at this time.

Sorry, no dogs are allowed in the garden at this time.

Yes, there are various plants offerred for sale at The Garden Museum, please enquire with the owners for more details.

Yes, one or more routes at The Garden Museum are accessible to wheelchair users.

The Garden Museum is not explicitly a wildlife garden, but you may still find various indigenous flora and fauna.