Garden Museum


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5 Lambeth Palace Road
London
Greater London
SE1 7LB
England

  • Phone: 020 7401 8865

The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden. Visitors will also see a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens. Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or architecture, the Museum has something for you. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, the Museum has a spectacular home in the former St Mary-at-Lambeth Parish Church, which itself its steeped in history and has some interesting stories to tell. At the heart of the Garden Museum is the Sackler Garden. Designed by Dan Pearson as an ‘Eden’ of rare plants, the garden is inspired by John Tradescant’s journeys as a plant collector. Taking advantage of the sheltered, warm space, Dan has created a green retreat in response to the bronze and glass architecture, conjuring up a calm, reflective atmosphere. This is intended to be a garden in which to take your time. The Garden Café offers a daily menu consisting of fresh and seasonal food, with a focus on simple, quality ingredients.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Museum, Garden, Shop and Cafe: Sunday to Friday 10.30 am - 5.00 pm. Saturday 10.30am - 4.00pm Closed 1st Monday of the Month Winter closure - 24th December to 22nd January

Charges:

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

Discounts:

  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Permanent collection of garden tools and memorabilia, two temporary exhibition spaces, shop and vegetarian cafe

Services:

  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Guided tours
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • General audio-guide available
  • Information point provided
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Activities for pre-school children

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