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Leaving the Bloomsbury squares unlocked at night

Camden are conducting a trial of leaving the gardens unlocked at night from 30 May to 26 June. If you have any comments that you want to be taken into account before the pilot starts, please share these by email to groundsmaintenance@camden.gov.uk. Any incidents of anti-social behaviour during the pilot period should be reported to the police on […]

Bloomsbury Squares Tree walk

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. […]

Spring walks in the Bloomsbury squares

VAL MARTIN MEMORIAL WALKS -Dates for April to June 2016 Guided, Historic Walking Tours of our Bloomsbury Neighbourhood, Val Martin Memorial Walks are free of charge and open to the public. No need to RSVP. Just show up! Everyone is welcome. They occur every Saturday and begin at 11:00am on the front steps of The Goodenough Club, […]

A year in the Bedford estate squares

Thomas Abbott, the new Head Gardener for the Bedford estate squares and gardens, reviews his first winter in Bloomsbury: After a mild and wet winter Spring seems to have definitively sprung as this photograph of Ridgemount Gardens attests. The winter months were spent principally in clearing our various gardens of leaf fall and then processing […]

Changing the look of Brunswick Square

This is the last week of the consultation on changing the traffic management around Brunswick Square and altering the look of the listed square itself. The changes are far-reaching -the roundabout is to be removed and many more trees will be planted  outside the garden square itself. The plans (with artists’impressions) can be seen on […]

Bloomsbury Squares Study Day 7 May 2016

2016 is a landmark in the story of the Bloomsbury Squares, as they face serious council cuts and explore possible new ways of finance. The Study Day will trace the history of the squares, from their creation as country oases in an urban setting, through their prominent role in the early heritage conservation movement and […]

Magnolia blooms in Tavistock Square

Strollers though the square were rewarded with this lovely sight of the magnolias waking up after the winter, captured by Margaret Brett.