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St Mary-at-Lambeth Churchyard and The Garden Museum (also known as Lambeth Parish Church)


The former churchyard behind the church has been laid out as a 17th-century style knot garden. The Museum of Garden History, now renamed the Garden Museum, was officially opened in 1983 by HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Among the monuments in the garden is that of the Tradescant family of 1662, and also that of Admiral William Bligh of 'The Bounty', erected in 1817. A wild garden was created in 2007 in the former churchyard in front of St Mary's.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Front churchyard unrestricted. Museum open daily 10.30am-5pm (earlier closing in winter and closed mid-Dec to early Feb).


Rail: Waterloo. Tube: Waterloo (Northern, Waterloo and City, Jubilee, Bakerloo); Lambeth North (Northern) then bus, Lambeth North (Bakerloo). Bus: 3, 77, 344, 507


The Tradescant Trust

Features & Designations


  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: St Mary's Church, Tradescant sarcophagus, Bligh sarcophagus.
  • Grade: II*
  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: walls, railings, gates & gatepiers to south & west of church
  • Grade: II
Key Information


Funerary Site



Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces



Open to the public