Grow your Own exhibit at the Garden Museum

Fri, Jul 31, 2009

Climate Change, Grow your own

The Garden Museum  located in Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1, is one of the leading national venues for exhibitons and debate on gardens and garden design. It celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events, symposia and garden.

Visit the web-site to find out more about the Museum’s range of activities


The currrent craze for grow your own has inspired the Garden Museum to stage an exhibition that examines 100 years of “Growing your Own”.

Running from October 2009 to February 2010, THE GOOD LIFE will  explore the contribution made by “Grow Your Own” through tough times such as Two World Wars and the 1970s Oil crisis through to today’s renewed enthusiasm for growing vegetables.

The exhibition will examine the intriquing question of “Whether this just a passing fad or, is it something that is embedded deep in the psyche of people in Britain?”

The Garden Museum is encouraging people all over the UK to get involved with this inspirational exhibition by donating exhibits that reflect the nation’s passion for growing their own produce:

If you have photographs, diaries, posters and newsletters, recipes, packaging or any other objects that tell of your experiences growing your own over the years, the Museum would be delighted to hear from you.
Please contact the Curator, Mary Guyatt, at [email protected], 020 7401 8865 *824, with a brief description or photograph of your items.

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