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Garden Museum

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The Museum was set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary’s which is the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570 – 1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. His magnificent and...more
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5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB, England
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

The museum was fascinating and although we got to the cafe too late to order food, those already eating seemed to have a lovely selection to choose from. We had tea and cake which went down well. Price very reasonable

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kathyhaywood1948
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

A strange museum in an interesting venue and architecture. I would go if there was an exhibition you wanted to see. Repton exhibition was interesting and informative The climb to the top of the tower is worth the effort, but there are 131 steep narrow...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RichSid
Reviewed 22 November 2018

My wife and I stopped by at the Garden Museum and stayed for about an hour. It is an interesting place, nice for calming down in the hustle and bustle of London. To enjoy it, you have to read! In hindsight, 10 GBP may be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MMH_HB
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Finally got to see the resting places of William Bligh and John Tradescant. Nicely placed in a small but attractive garden spot. Museum small but interesting and good use has been made of the former church. Worth climbing the 131 steps up the tower for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vidacody
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

If you are not a gardener, I doubt you will enjoy this museum. It's on the South bank across Lambeth Bridge so its a bit out of the way. I visited to see the Repton exhibit, the highlight of which was the film narrated by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judgefoodie
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with the permanent exhibition. I was expecting to see exhibits which explained the evolution of garden design and planting over the centuries. What I found was a hotch potch of garden related memorabilia and some information about some key garden designers of 20th...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank F M
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable day exploring the exhibits at the garden museum. The climb up the tower was a bit scary but the views along the Thames and around were well worth the effort on a cold sunny day.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoolzL117VK
Reviewed 28 October 2018

I visited this museum to see about the new renovations - it is close to Lambeth Palace. I was so impressed with what they did with the space - innovative. I came to see the Humphry Repton exhibition and was impressed by the innovative way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 28 October 2018

this was formerlly a church but now it is converted into a garden of history. you dont actually get to know much of the history but just the basic. there is a tower and you need to walk 131 steps to the top. there is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 24 October 2018

At a gardening museum I would expect artifacts relating to the evolution of formal and domestic gardening over the last 400 years or so in Britain No tools,worth mentioning and very little social history.and nothing about bee keeping or greenhouses or grafting.. So disappointing and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Margylou | Reviewed this property |
Here's what the website says, and what we paid: Adult: £10 Senior citizen: £8.50 Student/Unemployed/Art Pass: £5 Family (1 adult, 1 child): £12.50 Family (2 adults, 2 children): £25 Children under 6 years: Free The above... More