An extraordinary and unique venue in the heart of London with an incredible backdrop setting of the most stunning part of London’s iconic heritage and River Thames. The Museum was established in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary’s, which was the burial place of John Tradescant, the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history. His magnificent and enigmatic tomb is the centrepiece of a knot garden planted with the flowers which grew in his London garden four centuries ago.
The interior was transformed into a centre for exhibitions and events, with the construction of contemporary gallery spaces which provide a blank canvas backdrop for imaginative creations. The venue is currently closed for a refurbishment and is due to re-open in early 2017.