wisteria in the background with planting in front

11am, Tuesday 21 May 2024 - 136, Kingsland Road, E2 8EA
We have arranged a visit to this interesting garden, a series of 'garden rooms' illustrating the evolution of the English urban garden through the centuries. The gardens complement the Museum (formerly known as the Geffrye Museum) perfectly, and the planting choices are historically accurate.
We will be given a guided tour of the garden by the head gardener, Heather Stevens. The 'rooms' range from a 16th Century knot garden, through Elizabethan, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and later gardens, and include a well-labelled herb garden. After our visit, there is the option to spend time in the Museum itself, or to visit the nearby St Mary's Secret Garden, a long-established community garden and urban haven.
Transport: the Museum and its gardens are directly next to Hoxton Station (Overground) and therefore very accessible from Forest Hill, Sydenham and Crystal Palace rail stations (c.25 minute journey times).
Tickets for the visit are £10 through Ticket Tailor with the proceeds going to the Museum. Enquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.