You don't need green fingers to enjoy the world's first horticultural museum, but it certainly helps. The site nestles in the ancient church of St Mary's, the burial place of the great plant-hunter John Tradescant, whose tomb lies at the heart of a beautiful knot garden that dates back four hundred years. Since 2008, the Belvedere Gallery has provided an exhibition space for an assortment of gardening ephemera, from tools to historic artefacts - providing a keen insight into this ongoing British love affair. On the ground floor, you'll find a programme of talks and interviews, celebrating the heroes of the past and the garden writers in fashion today. Find further inspiration in the shop, then withdraw to the wonderful café.
Tel: 020 7401 8865
Entry Charges: Adult: £7.80 Child £4.80 Concessions £5.30