Category Bedford Square

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 […]

Bedford Square Festival 28 June to 1 July

The very first Bedford Square Festival is taking place later this month. The Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury: Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Yale University Press and New College of Humanities. Bedford Square Festival will open the doors of the […]

Spring planting in Bedford Square -and something for the window box

Bedford Estates Head Gardener  Tom Abbott gives news of  spring work in Bedford Square and some recommendations for your city window boxes. With the warmer weather and therefore increased soil temperatures comes the opportunity to undertake the long awaited over-seeding of the main lawn at Bedford Square. Martin Towsey, overall Gardens Manager for the Bedford […]

A year in the Bedford estate squares

Thomas Abbott, the new Head Gardener for the Bedford estate squares and gardens, reviews his first winter in Bloomsbury: After a mild and wet winter Spring seems to have definitively sprung as this photograph of Ridgemount Gardens attests. The winter months were spent principally in clearing our various gardens of leaf fall and then processing […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend in the Bloomsbury Squares 13 and 14 June 2015

Over 200 gardens to explore in this magical two-day event including many in Bloomsbury which are not usually open to the public: e.g. Mecklenburgh Sq, Bedford Sq, Collingham Gardens,  Lutheran Centre, British Medical Association, October Gallery and White Hall hotel. Check the website for open days and times, and how to buy tickets http://www.opensquares.org/  

Chelsea Fringe in the Bloomsbury Squares 17 & 24 May

  Chelsea Fringe, now in its third year, comes to the Bloomsbury Squares for the first time     with three events on 17 May and  one on 24 May:   Talking, drawing Bloomsbury squares:  A close, and unusual, look at three of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. This event takes place twice : May 17, from […]

Bloomsbury squares in the top 50

In a recently published book, the historian Melanie Backe Hansen picks the 50 streets that best  illustrate the story of  homes across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. From Roman roads to leafy lanes and all types in between, these 50 have been chosen as the most historically important in the country as examples of our domestic history. And […]