Category Open Garden 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 […]

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  

Brunswick Square sculpted in fruit and veg


Emma Woodhouse and ‘The Children in Brunswick Square’

In Jane Austen’s novel Emma, Brunswick Square is commended as a airy and healthy place to live. Although the next-door Foundling Hospital is not mentioned there are many references to parentless children throughout the book.   Professor Laurie Kaplan will talk about this interesting aspect of the novel at the Foundling Museum on Saturday 8 June at […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend 8-9 June 2013

200 gardens, 2 days, 1 ticket! Open Garden Squares Weekend celebrates London’s great outdoor spaces over two magical days.  From historic squares to community allotments and roof gardens, there is access to spaces not normally open to the public, as well as special activities in other  places. In Bloomsbury, Bedford Square and Mecklenburgh Square will […]

Open Garden Squares Weekend 9 and 10 June 2012

Many of the garden squares in Bloomsbury are arranging special activities for Open Garden Squares Weekend on 9-10 June 2012. To find out more about which gardens are participating, and what is on, visit