If you are passionate about gardens and enjoy history, then do visit the fascinating Garden Museum in Lambeth Palace Road.  The Museum is rather special due to its location in the ancient St Mary’s Church and its gardens where the first great gardener and plant-hunter John Tradescant is buried.

The beautiful interior of the Museum houses a display of paintings, tools and an unusual collection of objects, including artists’ impressions which give a truly wonderful insight into garden history and design.

Take time to wander around the Museum’s garden which displays a knot garden surrounded by plant species originally introduced by the Tradescant family.  It is worth a visit at any time of the year due to its history. There also is a Garden Cafe offering freshly prepared vegetarian lunches (weekdays only) and a slightly reduced menu at weekends which includes scrumptious garden inspired cakes.

Opening hours:

Sunday to Friday: 10.30am to 5pm

Saturday: 10.30am to 4pm

Admission:

£6.00, adults

£4.00 senior citizens

£3.00 students/concessions

Telephone: 020 7401 8865

For further information and details on future exhibitions, visit: www.gardenmuseum.org.uk

Please note: it is advisable to check opening times prior to your visit, as talks and events occasionally affect opening times.  The Garden Museum is closed on the first Monday of each month.