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.