The Plant Seekers

The thrilling stories of some of history’s most fanatical plant-hunting adventurers will be brought to life in a new exhibition in partnership with the RHS Lindley Library.

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The thrilling stories of some of history’s most fanatical plant-hunting adventurers will be brought to life in a new exhibition in partnership with the RHS Lindley Library.


The exhibition of material from the world-renowned RHS Lindley Library, will tell the story of many of history’s most important plant collectors who travelled the globe and overcame life-threatening situations to transform our landscapes and grow our knowledge about plants and horticulture.


This unique exhibition will, demonstrate how international plant hunting has influenced our modern British gardens.  The exhibition will also show the wider impact of plant collecting on our world, from its influence in medicine and science, to the role it has played in biodiversity and other environmental issues.


Most of the artefacts on display will have never been seen before by the general public. 


Our final exhibition of 2012 will be an exploration of our permanent collection.  This will be an opportunity for us to show some of the great items which haven't been on display recently.


On Valentines Day 2013 an exhibition of floriculture will open.  Check back for further details as they develop. 

Garden Museum

Lambeth Palace Rd
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 7LB

Open daily

Sunday - Friday* 10.30am-5.00pm

Saturday 10.30am – 4.00pm

*The Museum is closed on the first Monday of every month