Museum of Garden History.

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St. Mary-at-Lambeth

There has been a church on this site since 1062. The present building was saved from demolition in 1979 by the Tradescant Trust, to establish here the first Museum of Garden History.
The two John Tradescants, father and son, gardeners to Charles I and Henrietta Maria are buried in the churchyard. Their plant hunting travels introduced to this country many of our best loved flowers, shrubs and trees. In their memory a 17th century garden has been created in this churchyard.
The tomb of Admiral Bligh of 'The Bounty' may also be seen here.



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