Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A Visit to Garden Museum, Lambeth

On a culture weekend that included a visit to Tate Britain, decided to have a look at the newly refurbished Garden Museum, a gem of a place next to Lambeth Palace, and so glad to do so. In the former church, that was threatened with destruction in the 1970's, a rich tableaux of gardening history has been established, with many great horticultural names honoured.

The architectural practice, Dow Jones Architects, have produced an integrated design taking in the older elements within the church and grounds, and fresh additions, including glass and copper faced buildings,with cloistered walkways, that are are a delight to meander through. Lots of pictorial walls, and exhibits from days gone by, with masses of information to digest.

 The new garden areas and cafe still have to be completed, plus signage, so will go back later, for sure, but well worth a visit now.

Would be a beautiful view from up there

Includes a cucumber straightener

Yes, gnomes too

Having been to Hockney exhibition this attracted me