Category Bloomsbury Squares

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 […]

Bloomsbury Squares Tree Walk 27 May

Celebrating London Tree Week, the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is offering a free guided tree walk, led by Richard Wright, on Saturday 28 May at 11 am. Come and see some of the area’s splendid and unusual trees. View the New Zealand border in the beautiful Mecklenburgh Square garden, normally closed to the public. […]

Volunteer gardeners make a ‘first Saturday’ date in the square

Healthy exercise, reasonably gentle work (you can choose your level) and some good company -all away from the traffic fumes in a lovely green square. What could be more enticing to get you out of your room, flat or house? Brunswick Square has an established team of volunteers who garden for two hours on the […]

Signs of Spring

Our square-watchers have been out and about, capturing spring stirring in the squares – not only the plants and wildlife, human activity is getting underway too.             The Brunswick Square volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month (10 -12 noon) and get some basic training from a professional […]

Step out in February

VAL MARTIN MEMORIAL WALKS -Dates for February 2017 Guided, Historic Walking Tours of our Bloomsbury Squares, Val Martin Memorial Walks are free of charge and open to the public. No need to RSVP. Just show up! Everyone is welcome. They occur every Saturday and begin at 11:00am on the front steps of The Goodenough Club, 23 Mecklenburgh […]

Bloomsbury -London’s ‘quartier des carrés’

Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, author of The London Square: gardens in the midst of town, will be talking  about the history and development of these special Bloomsbury squares,one of which is the oldest to bear the name of ‘square’ at UCL School of Pharmacy, Brunswick Sq, on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 from 19:30 to 21:00. Todd is the president […]

Bloomsbury bedhoppers – BBC’s Life in Squares

‘Lived in Squares, painted in circles, loved in triangles’ as someone once said, talking of the Bloomsbury Group, arguably the Bloomsbury squares most famous residents. Now the BBC has picked up their story in a three-part mini-series. The story beings at the start of the 20th century, as the Victorian era ends and an unexpected period […]