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National Garden Scheme Open Day

The Garden Museum is taking part in the National Garden Scheme Open Day on Saturday 7 September. 

Visit the Museum at the discounted price of £6 (usually £10), and explore our gardens designed by Dan Pearson and Christopher Bradley-Hole.

At the heart of the Garden Museum is the Sackler Garden. Designed by Dan Pearson as an ‘Eden’ of rare plants, the garden is inspired by John Tradescant’s journeys as a plant collector. Taking advantage of the sheltered, warm space, Dan has created a green retreat in response to the bronze and glass architecture, conjuring up a calm, reflective atmosphere. This is intended to be a garden in which to take your time.

For the Museum’s front garden, we commissioned Christopher Bradley-Hole, an architect who retrained as a garden designer. He designed a new forecourt formed by yew hedges, which invites visitors to enter and wait for friends or look back at the towers of Lambeth Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament.

Adjacent to this in St. Mary’s Garden, we have partnered with Wolves Lane Flower Company to create an experimental cutting garden. Flowers grown here are cut into bouquets for sale in the Shop.

Find out more about the National Garden Scheme