… Apparently Yes!And there is a museum about garden inLondon! How could the city with one of the pretiest parks won’t have a garden museum! England could be famous for one thing: the amazing green sceneries and of course, … the berries! But whose taking care of all these parks, flowers and gardens? Gardening has a long tradition in UK’s history! The garden museum is here to enlight us about all the things needed to be known in order to take care an english cottage, also about the history of gardening’s machines and tools and the large variety of vegetables and flowers that exist. Located just next to Lambeth bridge, it is in the heart of london. Only ten minutes walk from the parliament. “Hidden” in a church with a lovely little garden (that was created in 1980), it is a multifunctional building that though it keeps the original architecture , it also has an added wooden floor , really eco-fiendly and minimal. The Museum was set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary’s which is the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570 – 1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. The staff is really helpful and friendly. The museum includes a study space, a meeting room , a very interesting shop and a lovely restaurant- cafe that has hand-made cakes and fresh food .
A totally recommended place to have lunch in the garden or hot tea inside , even if you don’t like gardening !:) The cafe is open till 5 almost everyday and one can visit it without going to the musem.
More info @ : http://www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/