This is a secret (or maybe not so secret) garden, next to Lambeth Palace and sitting on the bank of the Thames looking across to Parliament. The Garden Museum is dedicated to the art, history and design of British Gardens and we can’t wait for its re-opening on 17th May.
The opening exhibition will celebrate ‘Constance Spry and the Fashion for Flowers’. She was the most influential floral decorator of the 20th century and it will explore her exceptional life, achievements and lasting legacy. The guest curator is Shane Connolly, writer and royal florist
Apparently, almost three million more people took up gardening in 2020, nearly half of whom are under the age of 45, according to the Horticultural Trades Association.
Also listen to the ‘Silent Space’ in the Sackler garden, designed by Dan Pearson, which is kept silent every Friday afternoon (not even whispering, only birdsong). The front garden is by Christopher Bradley-Hole, an architect who re-trained as a garden designer. In addition, the Garden Museum has a permanent display of paintings, tools and artefacts; and a Garden Café.
See more at gardenmuseum.org.uk.