Tour London's Gorgeous Garden Museum
Tucked into a quiet section of this buzzy city, The Garden Museum features a sublime knot garden and gorgeous perennials tucked into the grounds of a restored church.
A knot garden is the centerpiece of this city Garden Museum established in 1980. The former church, the St. Mary-at-Lambeth, houses the tombs of renowned plant hunters John Tradescant the Elder and Younger. The Garden Museum's horticultural consultant, Matt Collins, helped identify the lovely blooms at this London garden destination.
The Garden Museum's Knot Garden is planted with species discovered by the Tradescants including scarlet runner beans, red maple and tulip trees.
A ruby peony is striking against a green background at London's Garden Museum.
Festive containers ornament a section of the Garden Museum.
A shaded bench provides a lovely rest stop on a garden tour.
Way With Words
The lovely British way with words is seen in signage for the garden's work space.
Church of Plants
Open to the public, the Garden Museum is housed in a 17th century church, the St. Mary-at-Lambeth.
A charming chalkboard display details the Garden Museum's rainwater collection system.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
The pretty wood-frame greenhouse at the Garden Museum.
A quartet of succulents in a simple terra cotta pot are given a nice finish with a layer of pea gravel.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album'
Delicate Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' graces the Garden Museum garden.
Delightful decorative flourishes abound at London's Garden Museum.
Scilla peruviana, also known as Peruvian lily, shines bright at the Garden Museum.
Welsh poppy (Meconopsis cambrica) at London's Garden Museum.
Centranthus ruber syn. Valeriana 'Coccinea’ Red Valerian adds cheery color to the Garden Museum knot garden.
Border pink - Dianthus sp. adds a delicious blast of color to the perennial garden at London's Garden Museum.
Gladiolus byzantinus adds a lovely, lilting shape to the Garden Museum garden.
A corkscrew topiary is a whimsical contrast to the London skyscrapers in the distance.
A verdant mosaic ornaments the wall at London's Garden Museum.
A bevy of beautiful containers ornament the Garden Museum grounds.
A fine layer of moss makes an already beautiful stone carving even more lovely.
A sweet, delicate arrangement featuring flowers from the Garden Museum perennial garden graces tables at the on-site cafe.
Rustic, vintage garden tools ornament the walls at London's Garden Museum.
A charming garden cart filled with plants greets visitors to London's Garden Museum.
The British excel at creating homemade trellises as beautiful as they are handy.
Busy London traffic flies by just beyond the border of the incredibly tranquil Garden Museum, a welcome respite from the city buzz.
Beautiful allium is beloved by British gardeners and adds great vertical interest in the garden.
A bicycle stand at the Garden Museum does double-duty as a planter.
Twin topiaries define the perimeter of the Garden Museum.
The front garden and entrance to the Garden Museum beckon visitors inside.