Jarman bought Prospect Cottage at Dungeness for £32,000 when he discovered the building while filming on the beach with Tilda Swinton and his partner Keith Collins. As he was diagnosed with HIV on 22 December 1986 he wanted “to get as much out of life as possible” and created this contemporary garden.

This is the first exhibition about Jarman’s garden and Jarman’s love of gardening. The cottage is not open for public but Jarman’s work such as his diaries, sketchbooks, Garden Notebooks,  tools and furniture borrowed from inside the cottage, will be displayed in the garden. It will also be accompanied by paintings and sculptures on loan from The Keith Collins Memorial Will Trust who has died in 2018 of a brain tumour aged 54.

The entry to Garden Museum is also included in the ticket price.
This exhibition is supported by The Linbury Trust.

24 Apr – 12 Jul 2020
Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7LB
Tel: 020 7401 8865

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 10.30am–5.00pm

Prospect Garden:
Prospect Cottage
Dungeness, Kent