Category Gardening

Garden of Medicinal Plants

A small bed of plants with a use in medicine has been started in Brunswick Square by the UCL School of Pharmacy in cooperation with the Brunswick Square gardening volunteers. Lavender, calendula, valerian and hypericum are among the attractive but useful plants recently put in, with  more being added as time goes on. A poster […]

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 […]

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 […]

Supporting new initiatives in the Bloomsbury Squares

A new flier presenting the Bloomsbury Squares as a group, including a location map, has recently been produced and is being distributed locally to help make the Association better known and attract local residents to get involved with the different Friends groups. It is also hoped it might be used to attract sponsors for various […]

Great gardening by Green Gym volunteers

TCV Green Gym gardening volunteers worked in Brunswick Square last week – doing themselves and the gardens a lot of good. They are doing a monthly session over the summer. Next one in Brunswick Square is 28 July, 10.45 to 2 pm, with a break. Meet outside the Foundling Museum gate -all tools, gloves etc provided. […]

Dying to Dig?

Even if you’re not dying to dig, you might like to spend a couple of hours getting closer to nature and doing lighter work in a square that needs your help to keep looking its best. Austerity has meant less council maintenance for garden squares – but growing things (especially grass and weeds) don’t wait […]

Lead a volunteer garden team

An experienced gardener is needed in a voluntary role as the leader of a team of volunteer gardeners The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is looking for an experienced gardener to organise a team of volunteer gardeners in the squares of Bloomsbury. The role is entirely voluntary, but expenses for materials will be covered. […]