Monthly Archives: March 2018

Bloomsbury bowling green

In the course of research for his forthcoming  book Three Men and a Field -– Bloomsbury North of Tavistock Place, the author discovered an interesting historical snippet. Near Judd St Open Space, created in the 1950s after Second World War bomb damage in the area, was a bowling green. It was tucked away behind the Boot […]

Welcome signs of spring (2)

If you get round to the tiny Marchmont Community Garden very soon you might catch the first brood of young blackbirds to be born in 2018. I first spotted them yesterday when one of our younger garden users (aged 4) pointed them out to me. Judging by recent activity in the ivy wall, there are […]

Welcome signs of spring

In a rare burst of sunshine, the first little daffodils in Gordon Square raised the spirits of  passers-by and made sitting outside the Garden Kiosk cafe for a coffee a pleasure, even if a brief one before the rain returned.

Caring for young trees – please water me

Planting trees has a wealth of benefits. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help people stay healthy, and enhance the character of our urban area. Camden have a tree planting programme with a target of planting 400 trees each year, though in recent years they have exceeded this target, planting an average of 522 annually.   The […]

Snow you see it…

Now the snow has gone, and thankfully the freezing temperatures with it, it’s hard to remember what the usually green Bloomsbury squares looked like in the last week of February when the ‘beast from the east’ blew in.  

New! Parks Action Group

Recently 10 national greenspace organisations and 9 government departments held the first ‘let’s get down to business’ meeting of the new Parks Action Group (PAG). The PAG has been set up to safeguard and enhance the UK’s public green spaces as a coordinated response to the growing underfunding crisis. Those present discussed a range of […]

Have you seen a hedgehog?

Have you seen a hedgehog? London Wildlife Trust would love to hear about your sightings as part of the Urban Urchins project. Hedgehogs are declining nationally, but there are still many areas of London where they can be found. Urban Urchins aims to map London’s hedgehogs, while working to enhance public green spaces and gardens to […]