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The Garden Museum Raffle 2022: Win a private tour of Lucian Freud’s studio

Enter the Garden Museum Raffle to win an exclusive private tour of Lucian Freud’s former studio in Kensington! One runner-up will win a priceless cutting from Freud’s own Zimmerlinde plant.

Each ticket counts as an additional entry to the prize draw and the money raised from the raffle will support the Garden Museum and help to ensure the continuation our exhibitions, education and community programmes.

Lucian Freud, Cecil Beaton (1956), Cecil Beaton Archive © Condé Nast

First Prize – Guided tour of Lucian Freud’s studio

A private tour of Freud’s former home and studio in London for you and three guests, hosted by Freud’s former assistant, model and friend, the painter David Dawson. 

Freud worked at his home on Kensington Church Street, for nearly 40 years and died there in 2011. It now belongs to Dawson, who has kept the studio almost exactly as it was on that day. The studio was visited by countless notable sitters including Kate Moss and Jerry Hall. The Garden Museum has been granted unprecedented access to the studio, which is not open to the public, thanks to the generosity of Dawson.

The house is surrounded by a garden designed by Todd Longstaffe-Gowan with Dawson, which the winners will also have the opportunity to see. 

A cutting from Lucian Freud's zimmerlinde © Matt Collins

Second Prize – A cutting from Lucian Freud’s Zimmerlinde plant

Freud painted his Zimmerlinde (Sparrmannia africana) many times throughout his life, including in the painting Still Life with Zimmerlinde (c.1950), on display in our exhibition Plant Portraits

The artist’s famous grandfather, the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, grew his own Zimmerlinde in Vienna before moving to the United Kingdom after fleeing the rise of the Nazi regime in 1938. Lucian’s Zimmerlinde became an unofficial Freud family emblem, and cuttings of the plant were passed on to family members as a living keepsake.

This beautiful cutting from Freud’s own Zimmerlinde has been grown by garden designer Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and holds a unique connection to the family dynasty.

Third Prize – Framed Howard Sooley photographic print

Photographer Howard Sooley has donated a framed print of his photograph of Lucian Freud’s studio. In the photo you can see where Freud would wipe his palettes and brushes on the studio wall, creating thick layers of paint and colour.


£10 for 1 ticket
£50 for 5 tickets
£100 for 10 tickets

Closing date Sunday 5 March 2023
Winners contacted Monday 6 March 2023

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Terms & Conditions

All tickets must be paid for before being included in the raffle draw.
All profits from these raffles will support the Garden Museum, a registered charity (No.1088221).
Payment for participation in the raffle can be made online by credit/debit card, or in the Museum by cheque, credit card, or cash.
If you buy your ticket online you will be emailed a digital copy of the ticket, and you will be entered automatically into the raffle – there is no need to do anything further.
The prize is non transferable and no alternatives will be provided. The date of your visit will be agreed between the raffle winner and the Garden Museum. The Garden Museum reserves the right to postpone the date of the visit in exceptional circumstances.
The raffle will be drawn on 6 March 2023. The result of the raffle draw is final, and the winner will be notified via email in the following week.
The Garden Museum raffle is open to anyone over the age of 16. The tickets may not be sold to, or by a person under 16 years of age or purchased by Garden Museum employees. If a ticket is sold unknowingly to a person under the age of 16 they will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit their prize.
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5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB, under paragraph 44, Schedule 11 of the Gambling Act 2005, for the purpose of promoting small lotteries.
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Banner image: A cutting from Lucian Freud’s zimmerlinde (c) Matt Collins