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A Sponsored Swim to Save the Garden Museum

This year, we are asking for your support to save the Garden Museum from the impact of the coronavirus: we need to raise £370,000 to make up for lost income, to re-open, and to get our programme of exhibitions, events and education work started again.

In support of this, our Director Christopher Woodward is going to swim fifty miles from Newlyn in Cornwall to Tresco, on the Isles of Scilly. It retraces a journey made by the painter-gardener Cedric Morris, one of our Museum’s ‘patron saints’, in 1950, seventy years ago. Cedric went by boat; no one has swum the route before. And thanks to a very generous anonymous Foundation, all donations (up to £100,000 total) will be matched pound for pound.

Read more about Christopher’s Sponsored Swim here

If you have any difficulty making your donation, or would like to discuss your gift, please contact Development Manager, Christina McMahon, at


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To donate by post, just download and complete our Donation Form below and post to: Christina McMahon, Development Manager, Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7LB. Cheques should be made payable to “Garden Museum”.

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