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The Garden Museum
The Garden Museum has now reopened. It explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.
The museum was founded in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary's, the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570-1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history.
There is a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts which give a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens. There are usually three exhibitions a year exploring British gardening.
At the heart of the Garden Museum is the Sackler Garden. Designed by Dan Pearson as an 'Eden' of rare plants, the garden is inspired by John Tradescant's journeys as a plant collector.
It’s also where Vice-Admiral William Bligh is buried. Bligh died in Bond Street, London, on 7 December 1817. His tomb was notable for its use of Coade stone, a compound of clay and other materials which was moulded in imitation of carved stonework and fired in a kiln. A plaque marks Bligh's house, one block east of the Garden Museum at 100 Lambeth Road, near the Imperial War Museum.
Lambeth Palace Road, Lambeth, London, Greater London, SE1 7LB
020 7401 8865
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday: 10.30 – 17.00
Saturday: 10.30 – 16.00
Closed the first Monday of the month
The Bounty film (1984)
The film is set as flashbacks from the court martial at Greenwich of Commanding Lieutenant William Bligh for the loss of HMS Bounty to mutineers led by his friend Fletcher Christian, during its expedition to Tahiti to gather breadfruit pods for transplantation in the Caribbean, thereby providing cheap food for slaves. It shows scenes of iconic Greenwich.
An incredibly young Mel Gibson as Master's Mate Fletcher Christian
Anthony Hopkins as Captain William Bligh
Laurence Olivier as Admiral Hood
Edward Fox as Captain Greetham
Daniel Day-Lewis as Sailing Master John Fryer
Bernard Hill as William Cole (Wolf Hall)
Phil Davis as Edward Young (Poldark)
Liam Neeson as Seaman Charles Churchill (Taken)
Neil Morrissey as Seaman Matthew Quintal (Men Behaving Badly)
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