Category Gardening

Community gardeners at work

Every first Saturday of the month, volunteer gardeners are working hard in Brunswick Square. The work they do supplements the basic care given by camden Council and keeps the gardens in good shape. We all know gardens need plenty of care and thanks to these volunteers Brunswick Square is getting it. They’d love you to […]

Sharing Repton: Russell Square

London Parks & Gardens Trust invite you to take a minute to enjoy this short video of their visit to Russell Square with local refugee groups – an uplifting day for everyone! The pilot was part of Sharing Repton, a project after Repton’s bicentenary year last year, supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, […]

New Year resolutions? Be a volunteer gardener

Among the many New Year resolutions you might make, here’s an important one for the list. It will tick all those boxes: healthy exercise, meeting new people, making a difference. Now’s your chance to join the volunteer teams who are helping to keep our local squares looking good for everyone. Come along as often as […]

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 […]