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  

Friends of St George’s Gardens invite you to join them in the gardens for carols with mince pies and mulled wine on Saturday 14 December 12 noon -1 pm. There will be a collection in aid of  St Mungo’s  work for homeless people  or give to their food bank collection.  And you might also like […]

Spending at least two hours a week in natural surroundings may be one factor in good health and wellbeing. Even visiting urban parks and gardens seems to count. Research led by the University of Exeter found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches […]

More than one quarter of London’s parks, playgrounds, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality, according to a recent analysis by Imperial College and the University of Leicester. In response to the findings, the team has launched an interactive website which lets people put in their postcode to check their local green spaces to […]

  The National Trust Parks Challenge team visited the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens sites today, to collect information on the use of space and local involvement. They saw many of the gardens in the group and talked with some of the people who volunteer in the gardens through Friends groups. We hope they […]

I was impressed yesterday when, just ahead of me in the street, I saw a young man bend to pick up an abandoned drink can and carry it to a litter bin further down the road. In the gardens, however, lovely summer weather has left the litter bins often too full for lunchtime picnickers to […]

Trees are not just beautiful, they are an essential element in a healthy environment. While they make an urban area look more attractive, they also provide a home for birds and insects, absorb CO2 and release oxygen back into the air. London has some eight million trees and the amount of carbon stored in London’s […]

The unseasonal gales at the end of last week caused problems around the country and also brought down a large plane tree on the south side of Russell Square, catching a taxi in its branches. Fortunately the driver escaped unhurt. One resident said he was lucky to be away or his car would certainly have […]