Category volunteering

The medicinal bed in Brunswick Square

The volunteer gardeners were very busy – all 14 of them – on the first Saturday of April planting herbs and shrubs, to refresh the existing pharmaceutical garden inspired by Lovell’s Herbal. The plants included myrtle, rhubarb and rosemary, to expand the range of plants with medicinal properties in this area outside the UCL School of […]

Spring brings out new volunteer gardeners in the squares

The call for Volunteer Gardeners in Russell Square has been answered by the community, with residents, Bedford Estates, and staff and students from the University of London, Imperial Hotel and the British Museum all coming together. On Saturday 23 March, with plants supplied by Camden Council, the volunteers planted up two flower beds to re-establish […]

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 evening get-together

Volunteers from all the gardens in the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens met on a beautiful summer evening for their annual get-together, to share experiences and views on our local garden community, enjoy refreshments and lose themselves in a large shady garden without having to worry about weeding or pruning.   Every square has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Signs of Spring

Our square-watchers have been out and about, capturing spring stirring in the squares – not only the plants and wildlife, human activity is getting underway too.             The Brunswick Square volunteers meet on the first Saturday of each month (10 -12 noon) and get some basic training from a professional […]