Author Archives: leafshade

Feeding the birds in Russell Square

New bird feeding stations have been provided in Russell Square by the Commissioners together with an information board about the birds that might be seen. The stations will be filled by the UCL Conservation Society who count the birds on a regular basis, the feed will be supplied by the Commissioners.  The installation of the […]

Bloomsbury Gardens and coronavirus

In the new world of the coronavirus outbreak, Camden Council made an early decision to leave all their gardens open 24/7 to ease the burden on staff having to lock and unlock. In last week’s sunny weather, locals understandably headed for the gardens for exercise and fresh air. Family groups with children were playing in […]

Water, water everywhere

Last summer we were desperate for rain. Be careful what you wish for  – this winter/spring we have more than enough. The lawns are soggy in all the squares, even the paths have been impassable in places, from the strength of the downpours. Woburn Square is not the only square to have suffered.(see photos, courtesy […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens AGM and talk, 6 March

You are warmly invited to the FoSGG AGM on Friday 6 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is an opportunity to hear what we’ve been doing in the past year and influence plans for the coming year. Please do come along and support the Friends. After a short business meeting […]

Big Garden Bird Watch, Bloomsbury squares, 24 January

Join us on a bird walk around Gordon and Russell Squares. We will meet at noon at the main entrance to Gordon Square gardens (near the café) on Friday 24th January 2020, 12 noon. There will be a 5 minute briefing and then we will walk around Gordon Square, through Woburn Square, finishing in Russell […]

Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings to Bloomsbury from the Friends groups of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. Last Saturday Friends of St. George’s Gardens welcomed passers-by to carols, mulled wine and mincepies and made a collection for St Mungo’s work for homeless people and the foodbank.

Good Parks for London report

In the Good Parks Report 2019, Camden parks are scored in the second half of the London boroughs over ten criteria, at 28.5 (lowest is Newham at 16.5 and highest is  Southwark at 44). Quality (e.g. Green Flag awards) and Nature (e.g biodiversity plans) scores are low. See the full table in the report.    […]