14 March 2014

day out in london : Garden Museum

Two weekends ago me and mum decided to go on a little adventure in town and head to a museum/gallery we had never been to before. I'm a massive lover of anything educational and filled with culture...so we ventured south of the river to Lambeth, where we visited to The Garden Museum and I was bowled over by the beautiful display of flowers hanging from the ceiling which is an instillation piece by Rebecca Law. It was like walking into a dream I loved it! When the light came through the stain glass windows the dying flowers were so beautiful, if I was to ever get married (ha! I joke) I would love it to resemble this instillation piece! The Museum itself resides inside the ancient church of St Mary's and it is the perfect space for such delicate exhibitions.  

After we had wandered around the upstairs exhibition we decided to  grab some lunch from the lovely cafe within the museum itself, and the food was an absolute dream! Home ground and so lovely we had copious amounts of tea and chatted, as mum treated me to lunch I treated her to a slice of cake, I went with courgette cake and mum went with butternut squash, it was so scrumptious! As it was a crisp cold late morning we wandered around the garden at the back of the church it has a strange scattering of grave stones and delicate flowers (it was a cemetery attached to the church).

I also got money off the exhibition with my Art fund/national pass card which is always nice, the money goes towards the up keep of the church and museum. The Fashion and Garden Exhibition was filled with plenty of gorgeous garments and paintings inspired by gardens, flowers and all things floral. 

I will definitely be visiting the museum again and that's for sure!


  1. That looks lovely! I'm always after a new museum or exhibit to visit when I'm in London, the problem is I find loads but when I actually have plans to come into London, I can never find anything to do! I'll make sure to add this to my 'must do' list and visit next time I'm there.

    Your outfit is lovely too!


  2. Looks amazing! Im going to London in a few months, Im definitely putting this on the list of things to see. A few years ago, I saw Cornelia Parker work exhibited in a church in york, she'd dangled lots of pieces of flattened silver, similar to the flowers actually. Its always nice to see unusual artwork in such traditional settings like this.

  3. This looks amazing! I can't believe i've never been- and I call myself an art historian....
    If you love beautiful gardens and amazing period architecture (and outfits), you should definitely visit Waddesdon Manor
    It's a NT property I live and work in (I blog about it here NothinglikeDownton)
    We'd love to have ya'
    E x

  4. look like you had a lot of fun! loving this flower picture, very pretty

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  5. Ooh this looks so lovely!! All the photos are gorgeous. And you look fantastic, as usual!

  6. Ah nothing beats a little day out with your mother! Sounds like perfect bonding session!

  7. Love the tee looks <3

  8. Oh my, I have to visit that place! It looks so pretty with all the dried flowers!

  9. This cake looks really good , I should definitely pay a visit to that museum coffee on a rainy day :)

  10. Wow such gorgeous pics, love the dried flowers and the one of your mums hands xoxo

  11. Such lovely pictures! Looks like you had a great time :)

  12. OOOH I went here in September! It is right opposite my office http://likesandlove.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/the-garden-museum-cafe-lambeth.html

  13. Wow the installation is gorgeous! I didn't know this place even existed!

  14. Stunning photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time! And you look so cute!
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  15. Pretty outfit !

  16. ugly ugly person

  17. Ack, this is gorgeous. Fab outfit, fab hair, and the flowers hanging from the roof are insanely gorgeous.


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