How Does Your Garden Grow? 19/03/16 - 03/09/16

This Garden Museum exhibition at Hall Place, in Bexley, celebrates a nation of gardeners throughout the twentieth century. Exploring the changing role of the professional gardener, developments in garden tools, and the influence of nurseries on the British back garden, the exhibition uses tools, letters, journals, furniture, paintings, prints, photographs and trophies to tell the story.

This exhibition showcases the Garden Museum’s collection while the Museum is closed for redevelopment. For more information on the Development Project please click here.

For more information about visiting Hall Place, please click here.

Garden Museum Friends receive free entry into the historic house and exhibition.


Exhibition Events


14 April, 20.00

Twitter Tour

Tune in via Twitter for a tour of the exhibition.

@bexleyheritage #YourGarden


19 May, 14.30

Guided Tour

Garden Museum Curator Emma house leads a tour of the exhibition. Open to all, but entry to the house required.


15 June 19.30

Tales of a Modern Day Plant Hunter

Tom Hart Dyke tells of his kidnap in a Columbian jungle while on a plant hunting expedition in 2000 and how, since his release from captivity, he has created the ‘world’ in his back garden at Lullingstone Castle in Kent.


28 June 14.30

Guided Tour

Join our Head of Estates on this walk to explore our inspirational and award winning gardens. Followed by a hot drink and a slice of cake in the café.

(meet in the Visitor Centre. Tickets in advance. £12 per person)























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