ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Escape -

Fol­low­ing a £7.5 mil­lion spruce-up, The Gar­den Mu­seum is back in full bloom. Per­ma­nent col­lec­tions in­clude hor­ti­cul­tural paint­ings and equip­ment ac­quired over cen­turies, while the open­ing show is a cel­e­bra­tion of botan­i­cal il­lus­tra­tions, an­chored by ‘Trades­cant’s Or­chard’, a 17th-cen­tury col­lec­tion of wa­ter­colours (un­til Septem­ber). There will be talks, in­ter­views and three ex­hi­bi­tions each year cel­e­brat­ing fig­ures rang­ing from – in the mu­seum’s words – ‘for­got­ten plant-hunters to the de­sign­ers and writ­ers in fash­ion to­day’ (gar­den­mu­

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