The Garden Museum Adoption Scheme

The new and improved Garden Museum will have five new galleries displaying over a thousand objects from our collection, many of which have never before been publicly displayed.

We have been awarded over £6.2 million in grants and donations toward the transformation of the Museum, but we still have £500,000 to go. Therefore, we are asking Friends and supporters to contribute by adopting an individual object, with a donation which will fund its conservation, mounting and framing, and for further research into its history.

What are the benefits of adopting an object?

  • Your name will recognised in the display when the Museum reopens early in 2017
  • You will be invited to a special preview party before we reopen to the public
  • Most importantly you will be helping the Museum tell the story of British gardens through the display of over a thousand historic objects which have not been on public view before

What objects are available for adoption and how do I find out more? 

A small number of the objects available for adoption are listed below. Please click on the images for more information. These objects will be updated regularly, so remember to keep checking back.

All of the items available for adoption are currently on display at the Garden Museum in our exhibition Gnome & Away. If you would like to find out more about the Garden Museum Adoption Scheme or about adopting an object, please contact Kezia Evans, Development Officer on or on 020 7401 8865 *836.


    Adoption           Photograph

     Miniature flower pot                              Photographs

     Photograph          Photograph

     Florist's Shop                                         Hand-held electric grass shears

     Photograph          Photograph

     Veitch slide box                                       Miniature reclining gnome


All proceeds support the Garden Museum Development Appeal.

The Garden Museum is a Registered Charity, No. 1088221

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