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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 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.
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. […]
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 […]