Check this site for details of events in Bloomsbury’s historic squares and gardens, and news about their planting and features, or to find out more about their history. There are contact details for each garden if you want to get involved or contact the Association directly on bloomsburysquares@talktalk.net   Advertisements

Although visitors may have loved the hot weather since June, it hasn’t been very good for the gardens  which have suffered in the drought. So it’s especially important to take care with things that can cause fires. Camden encourages users of BBQs to be sure to place them on level ground where they will not […]

Volunteers from all the gardens in the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens met on a beautiful summer evening for their annual get-together, to share experiences and views on our local garden community, enjoy refreshments and lose themselves in a large shady garden without having to worry about weeding or pruning.   Every square has […]

Perhaps it’s no surprise that Peter Pan is associated with Brunswick Square, as J. M. Barrie once lived there.  The literary connection was celebrated during Open Garden Square Weekend in June, as a children’s art activity took Peter Pan as its theme and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital charity (who benefit from Barrie’s royalties) had […]

Over 200 gardens in London are taking part this year.  In Bloomsbury many of the squares and hidden gardens will be open or have special activities, including Bedford Square, Brunswick Square, Gordon Square, Russell Square, St George’s Gardens and Mecklenburgh Square. See the Open Garden Squares website to find details of which gardens are open […]

As a successor to the London Tree Week, the first Urban Tree Festival is taking place 18-May with many different events – see their website for details. The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is supporting this initiative. Three walks to showcase the wonderful trees of the Bloomsbury squares are available on Friday, Saturday and […]

Tavistock Square is looking lovely in the spring sunshine, but keeping it looking lovely is a costly task. (Thanks to Margaret Brett of Friends of Tavistock Square for the photo.) Heritage Lottery Fund bosses are meeting today, Tuesday 23 April, to discuss their plans for the next five years. But just before they head into […]

This year’s St George’s Gardens Party is on Saturday 21 April, 2-5pm, arranged by Friends of St George’s Gardens. Please join us. Everyone’s welcome – entrance free. There will be children’s entertainments (Punch and Judy, Jebb the Juggler and face painting), Marama Cafe Band, tea and cakes, a second hand bookstall, and – above all – […]