Garden Museum

Garden Museum information

Location
London , England
Address
St Mary-at-Lambeth, Lambeth Palace Rd
SE1
Telephone
+44 20 7401 8865
Getting there
Tube: Lambeth North
More information
www.gardenmuseum.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £5/free
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm Sun-Fri, to 4pm Sat
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Housed in the disused church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, this peaceful, green-fingered museum takes a close look at the 17th-century father-and-son Tradescant team, widely travelled gardeners to Charles I and Charles II. Its trump card, though, is charming knot garden , a replica of a 17th-century formal garden, with topiary hedges clipped into an intricate, twirling design. The museum was schedule to close at the time of writing for major renovations; it will not reopen till spring 2017.

Captain William Bligh (of mutinous Bounty fame) is buried here in the churchyard – he lived and died nearby at 100 Lambeth Rd. The excellent cafe serves vegetarian food.