Musaeum Tradescantianum 1656
South London by Anthony Gross 1935
The Museum looks after a unique collection of around 10,000 objects, amassed over the last three decades and continuing to grow. Items spanning 400 years of gardening in Britain, from tools to artists’ impressions, each represent the history, culture and design of gardens in some way. Grand country house gardens and small back yards are all represented; rare and precious things have been collected alongside the most familiar and everyday ephemera. The collection paints a broad and revealing picture of the changing ideas, technologies and passions of the British garden.
Sadly at the moment we only have exhibition space to display a small portion of the collection. Our plans for Phase II include greatly improved space to display more art and artefacts. You can read about our plans for the future here