Category Trees

December blossom brightens Brunswick Square

Peeping out over the railings on a December day, the welcome sight of the winter-flowering cherry tree. The delicate pale blossom of Prunus x subhirtella is not as showy as some of later-flowering varieties but, as a promise of spring days to come, it’s uplifting in the midwinter gloom. It also fits the Regency style of […]

Caring for young trees – please water me

Planting trees has a wealth of benefits. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help people stay healthy, and enhance the character of our urban area. Camden have a tree planting programme with a target of planting 400 trees each year, though in recent years they have exceeded this target, planting an average of 522 annually.   The […]

Pop-up forest of Christmas trees

A forest of Christmas trees has popped up in Brunswick Square courtesy of the national company Pines and Needles and Camden Council. They will be in a quiet corner of the square for three weeks, creating a seasonal atmosphere, with kilted ‘Santas’ selling Scottish sustainably grown trees of all sizes.

Autumn walk in St George’s Gardens with ‘the tree man’ – Sat 18 Nov

It’s almost a tradition that we have an autumn walk-and-talk event in the Gardens, so here is this year’s invitation. On Saturday 18 November at 11 am come to St George’s Gardens for a special autumn walk.  We’re delighted that Bob Gilbert – the ‘tree man’ who was such a success at the Friends of […]

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. […]

Parakeets in Brunswick Square

There was a recent sighting of these birds, common now in parks over London, feeding on beechnuts on our doorstep  in Brunswick Square. Thanks to Simon Lamrock for the great photo.

London Tree Week in the Bloomsbury Squares 23-31 May

  A tree walk around the garden squares and Brunswick Square’s great plane are the main features of London Tree Week in the Bloomsbury Squares. The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens, in association with Val Martin Memorial walks, are offering a walk around the squares to look at some of the splendid and unusual […]