A selection of our gnomes
Veitch slide box
Miniature green house
Gnome & Away: Secrets of the Collection 17/07/15 - 30/10/15
Gnome & Away: Secrets of the Collection is the last chance to see the Garden Museum’s unique collection of objects and art works before they are packed away and taken off site to be conserved and cleaned ready for installation in our new Museum in early 2017. Visitors will have the chance to rifle through drawers, peer into packing boxes and explore over a hundred highlights from the Garden Museum collection, many of which have never before been publicly displayed.
Highlights of the exhibition include the mysterious vegetable lamb, one of only two in the United Kingdom, a Victorian slide box of flora and fauna assembled by the Veitch family of plant hunters, and a scrapbook of pressed flowers collected by a teenager from London bombsites just after WWII. Over a hundred views of domestic back gardens will be on display, providing a personal record of British garden history over the last century. From a hanging installation of tools, to a costume display, to a wall showcasing the Museum’s growing collection of works of art this exhibition celebrates the assembling of a collection over the last three decades which has become a unique record of a nation’s relationship with its gardens.
17/07/15 - 31/10/15