The Garden Museum was set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary’s in Lambeth, London . The church is the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570 – 1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. On 30 October 2015 the Garden Museum closed for 15 months for a £7.5million redevelopment project, reopening in early 2017. The Garden Museum Development Project will restore the ancient structure of St Mary-at-Lambeth and transform it into a modern museum.



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    The Garden Museum,  ‘Flowers for Love and Money’, 2013 The ‘Flowers for Love and Money’ project created a winter cutting garden that was sown with native plants ( hops, wild clematis and catkins) which were then harvested and sold as winter bouquets. The bouquets were an alternative to the cut flower industry’s unethical and unsustainable practices. Gardeners and volunteers from schools and ...