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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Museum of Garden History



The Museum of Garden History

One of the cutest museums in London, all garden history!

Location: Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB

Description: The rediscovery of the tomb of 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants, in the churchyard of St Mary-at-Lambeth led John and Rosemary Nicholson to save the church from demolition and found the Museum of Garden History in 1977.

While the building is one of great beauty its original purpose was not to house an historic collection and as the 20th century wore on St Marys struggled to work as a modern museum.

Today the Museum holds over 9000 objects, each one of which in some way represents British gardens and gardening.

The collection covers the subject in its broadest sense and demonstrates both the ingenuity and the continuity of gardening over the centuries

.Objects on display range from specialist equipment made for grand country estates to improvised tools put together by enthusiasts in their own back gardens.

The earliest objects on display include ceramics that were made several hundred years ago. The Victorian and Edwardian periods are particularly well represented in the collection, while there is also a good representation of gardening since 1950.




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The Museum of Garden History

One of the cutest museums in London, all garden history!


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