20 March 2007

The Museum of Garden History can be found next to Lambeth Palace - just across the Thames from parliament. Even if you are not greatly interested in its exhibits the knot garden is a pleasant place to spend some time. Given that it is located in a deconsecrated church the garden includes several tombs, including that of William Blighe and, appropriately that of John Tradescant, the 17th Century gardener and plant hunter


elasticwaistbandlady said...

Ooooh, dats puuuuuurrrrddddyyyy! We happen to live not far from The Museum Of Funeral History. It features the Mercedes hearse that carried Grace Kelly to her final resting place. I saw it with my own two eyes! How jealous are you of me at this moment?

Steve Bates said...

Does the not wife tend the knot garden?

Beautiful picture. It reminds me of Butchart (sp?) Gardens not far from Victoria, BC (Canada).

Pete said...

Great feeling of history and glorious names (like the "Dowager Marchioness of Salisbury" at http://www.museumgardenhistory.org). I really loved London when I lived there (now 26 years ago).


jams o donnell said...

It is nice Ewbl.. But a museum of funeral history now that trumps all!

It's only a small garden but thee are some great gardens within an easy drive from us. Spring and summer trips beckon methinks Steve.

It's a great name, eh Pete.. a charity's not a charity without a titled battleaxe bustling about.. and a splendid job they do too!

Anonymous said...

I like museums such interesting places
mines up :)