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The Garden Museum is housed next-door to Lambeth Palace, in the parish church of St. Mary-at-Lambeth – the burial place to Captain Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame.
The courtyard has been turned into a fine 17th-century flower garden, with trees and plants from the Stewart era. The hedges are trimmed in spiralling patterns, with wild roses, daffs and hardy perennials.
The museum displays every kind of gardening tool from the dawn of time – spades, hoes and mowers – along with biographies of famous gardening figures.
If you enjoy this then try: Chelsea Physic Garden (catch the tube from Lambeth North to Chelsea Physic Garden); Royal Botanic Gardens (catch the tube from Lambeth North to Royal Botanic Gardens) and Lambeth Palace (you can walk there in less than 1 min).