Author Archives: leafshade

Tackling litter

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 […]

New trees need water to thrive

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 […]

Storm damage in Russell Square

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 […]

Garden groups get together

Volunteers from all the gardens in the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens met on a beautiful July evening for their annual get-together, to share experiences and views on our local garden community, enjoy refreshments and lose themselves in a large shady garden without having to worry about weeding or pruning. Every square has a […]

Much Ado About Nothing in St George’s Gardens

Much Ado About Nothing will be performed in the Gardens on July 22-26. Tickets are now on sale – just go to https://www.shakespeareswanderers.co.uk/productions. We’ll be there, so hope to see you too!

Community gardeners at work

Every first Saturday of the month, volunteer gardeners are working hard in Brunswick Square. The work they do supplements the basic care given by camden Council and keeps the gardens in good shape. We all know gardens need plenty of care and thanks to these volunteers Brunswick Square is getting it. They’d love you to […]

Sharing Repton: Russell Square

London Parks & Gardens Trust invite you to take a minute to enjoy this short video of their visit to Russell Square with local refugee groups – an uplifting day for everyone! The pilot was part of Sharing Repton, a project after Repton’s bicentenary year last year, supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, […]