The Garden Museum

The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.

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.

Enjoy a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens.

Located in a historic church, this is the last resting place of plant hunters John Tradescant Snr and Jnr, with artefacts, a replica 17th-century knot garden and exhibitions relating to garden design.

To 8 Sep: Cabinet Cultures: Cultivating aesthetic, ecological and heritage value in human-houseplant relations. This display brings together academics, artists and social media content creators to explore the practice of ‘hacking’ mass-produced display cabinets into indoor greenhouses.

To 10 Sep: Jean Cooke: UngardeningThe first exhibition to focus on the artist’s lyrical garden paintings and expressive portraiture, it’s an opportunity to discover rarely seen works by a historically underrated artist.

To 14 Sep: Growing Curiosities: The science of gardens. A family exhibition exploring the science of our gardens and the natural world, inspired by zoologist and children’s author Nicola Davies, and featuring original artwork by illustrators Emily Sutton and Mark Hearld.

From 4 Oct 2023: Frank Walter: Artist, gardener, radical. See the landscape and nature paintings and sculptures of one of the most significant Caribbean visual artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

18 Sep-2 Oct 2023: Project Giving Back 2023: Gardens for good causes. An exclusive exhibition celebrating the 15 gardens for good causes supported by Project Giving Back in 2023, which were first presented at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and are now being relocated to permanent homes throughout the UK.








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