|Their cakes are famous. Actually.|
|Crocodile tomb stone...yes.|
|The Knot Garden|
In the scheme of things, the Garden Museum is a very young museum. It has a collection of about 5,000 objects, only a few of which can be displayed in the small upstairs permanent gallery. I particularly enjoyed the case dedicated to garden gnomes.
I don't mean for this to sound superficial, but the cafe and the gift shop are actually really really good. Seriously. If you want a great day out with your mom, take her here. The cakes are gorgeous and everything in the shop is adorable. Even if you don't really like gardening you can't say no to a well designed mug or tote bag.
Here is what we suggest you do: on a sunny morning take the tube to Westminster. Walk down the Embankment and across Lambeth Bridge. You will then immediately need to take a break in the cafe. Then wander in the garden in the sunshine, say hey to the Tradescants. Give the exhibits a quick wander then hit the giftshop. Spring time happiness made to order.
The Garden Museum is open everyday (except the first Monday of the month). There is an admission charge, but its worth it to support them! http://www.gardenmuseum.org.uk/