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Garden Museum An open garden in London

Lambeth Palace Road



United Kingdom

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The Garden Museum (formerly the Museum of Garden History) aims to become the leading national venue for exhibitions and debate on gardens and garden design offering a programme of exhibitions and events. Sited in the former St Mary-at-Lambeth church, the museum has undergone a major refurbishment completed in Autumn 2008.
The curchyard/garden is the site of the tomb of the 17th Century plant hunters and royal gardeners, John Tradescant father and son, who brought to the UK Magnolias, Bald Cypress and Tulip tree, and garden plants such phlox and asters.
In addition there is the tomb of Captain William Bligh of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' infamy.
The collection comprises three main categories: tools, ephemera and a library. The tool collection includes items purchased at auction and donations from individuals and horitcultural companies. The ephemera includeds items such as prints, photographs, bills, catalogues and brochures, and gives an insight into the social history of gardening as well as the practical aspects of the subject. The library of historical and contemporary books is accessible to anyone who pays the subscription to join the "friends of the museum". The museum covers the whole range of gardening, from royal gardens to allotments.

29 Sep, 2009

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