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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 – […]
Brand new and ready to go – a children’s playground has popped up at the south end of Woburn Square
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.