Garden Museum

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Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth SE1 7LB
0207 401 8865

Opening times and price

Opening hours:
10.30 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Fri, Sun); 10.30 AM to 4 PM (Sat); Note: The museum is closed the first Mon of every month
Ticket cost:
Adults £10.00; Children free entry (under-6); Family ticket £25.00
Visiting hours and entry charges are subject to change
Time required:
A typical visit to Garden Museum lasts 45-60 mins (approx)

Getting to Garden Museum

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3, 344, 360, 507, C10 – London bus fares
Lambeth North, Westminster
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Craig’s London blog> Read Craig’s review of the Garden Museum  Check out my London blog for a full review, with more photos

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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.

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> Craig’s review of Garden Museum – “I'm not really into gardening. I'm more into concrete, so my big interest in this museum is the church it's housed inside. The original one was Edward the Confessor-era, and sat alongside the gatehouse of Lambeth Palace. When the Archbishop of Canterbury started using it as his local it became one of the most prestigious in town, and ended up with 26,000 burials in th… continued”

If you enjoy this then try: Chelsea Physic Garden (catch the tube from Lambeth North to Chelsea Physic Garden); Kew Gardens (catch the tube from Lambeth North to Royal Botanic Gardens) and Lambeth Palace (you can walk there in less than 1 min).

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