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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 […]

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. […]

Britain’s Green Allies: medicinal plants in wartime – a lecture on 15 May

The UCL School of Pharmacy are starting to establish a small bed of medicinal plants in Brunswick Square, outside their building, with information on their uses. On Monday 15 May the school is also hosting this lecture by Peter Ayres, Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, for the British Society for the History of Pharmacy VENUE: UCL […]

St George’s Day party at St George’s Gardens

The Friends of St George’s Gardens (FOSGG) want to invite you to their annual Party. It’s just over a week away on Saturday 22 April, 2-5pm in the Gardens. Post code WC1N 1PH FOSGG say “We will have lovely music again from the Marama Café Band, Jebb the juggler as master of ceremonies, a face painter, […]

NEW COURSES ON THE HISTORY OF PUBLIC PARKS

The Garden History Grapevine, in association with the Gardens Trust, are running 2 new courses on the History of Public Parks.  In April and May there will be a series of 5 study days on individual London parks  and  then in the autumn a 12 week course on more general park history.    As usual the […]

Urban ecology at St Georges’ Gardens

Friends of St George’s Gardens are delighted to announce that the speaker at this year’s  AGM will be Bob Gilbert, urban ecologist and author of The Green London Way. You may have met him at last year’s Bloomsbury Festival leading a fascinating walk through the Gardens. We do hope you will be able to join […]