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Bloomsbury Squares Bird Walk for Big Garden Bird Watch, 29 January, 12-1 pm

Join us as we walk around Russell Square and Tavistock Square, bird spotting. We will meet at the main entrance to Russell Square gardens (near the café) on Monday 29 January, at 12 noon. Lucas Von Chamier (UCL Conservation group) will be guiding the group and letting us know what to look out for. After […]

Sing in St. George’s

Please come and sing (or listen to) carols with the Friends of St George’s Gardens,  12-1 pm on Saturday, 16 December and enjoy a mince pie too. Meet at the Chapel of Rest in the gardens. We will be collecting in aid of the Save the Children  Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Natural capital accounts for public green space in London

This study commissioned by the National Trust, The Mayor of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund, published in November 2017, shows – for the first time – the economic value of health benefits that Londoners get from the capital’s public parks and green spaces. Measuring the recreational, climatic and mental and physical health benefits of public spaces found that […]

Pop-up forest of Christmas trees

A forest of Christmas trees has popped up in Brunswick Square courtesy of the national company Pines and Needles and Camden Council. They will be in a quiet corner of the square for three weeks, creating a seasonal atmosphere, with kilted ‘Santas’ selling Scottish sustainably grown trees of all sizes.

Autumn in Tavistock Square

Thanks to Margaret Brett for this lovely photo of trees and shrubs in their autumn colour taken from Tavistock Court.

Autumn walk in St George’s Gardens with ‘the tree man’ – Sat 18 Nov

It’s almost a tradition that we have an autumn walk-and-talk event in the Gardens, so here is this year’s invitation. On Saturday 18 November at 11 am come to St George’s Gardens for a special autumn walk.  We’re delighted that Bob Gilbert – the ‘tree man’ who was such a success at the Friends of […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares 17 & 18 June 2017

Over 200 gardens in London are taking part this year.  In Bloomsbury many of the squares and hidden gardens will be open or have special activities. See the Open Garden Squares website to find details of which gardens are open on which days over the weekend and what’s on in each. There is a free […]