Garden Museum

Garden Museum information

London , United Kingdom
Address
Street St Mary-at-Lambeth, Lambeth Palace Rd
Extras SE1
Telephone
+44 20 7401 8865
Getting there
tube Lambeth North
More information
www.gardenmuseum.org.uk
Prices
adult/concession £5/3
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Sun-Fri, to 4pm Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Housed in the church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, this peaceful, green-fingered museum’s trump card is its charming knot garden , a replica of a 17th-century formal garden, with topiary hedges clipped into an intricate, twirling design. Keen gardeners will enjoy the displays on the 17th-century Tradescant père and fils – a father-and-son team who were gardeners to Charles I and Charles II.

Captain William Bligh (of mutinous Bounty fame) is buried here (he lived and died nearby at 100 Lambeth Rd). The excellent cafe serves vegetarian food. Temporary exhibitions are also staged and tours are reserved for the last Tuesday of the month at 2pm.