As a birthday present, Lin very kindly invited me to go with her to London to visit the Garden Museum in Lambeth. This was prompted by a lecture we attended a short while ago about the Tradescant family, gardeners and collectors of exotic plants in the 17th century. The family tomb is in the old churchyard of St Mary, Lambeth and the church now houses the museum. Unfortunately we were not allowed to photograph in the exhibition.
Lin packed a tasty picnic, which we enjoyed in the churchyard garden. Thank you Lin for a lovely day.
A traditional pub among the skyscrapers in Victoria Street
Camping out in Parliament Square
Lin enjoying the picnic in the garden of the Garden Museum
The knot garden, now a bit overgrown
The Tradescant tomb side view …
St Mary’s Church with the Tradescant tomb
St Mary’s Church (the grey building) from the road
The Houses of Parliament and River Thames
The front piece of a book in the museum published in 1656, listing John Tradescant’s collection of rarities.
An old print showing John Tradescant senior and his son above their tomb.
Johannes Brahms – Waltz in A Flat Major No.15