In a rare burst of sunshine, the first little daffodils in Gordon Square raised the spirits of passers-by and made sitting outside the Garden Kiosk cafe for a coffee a pleasure, even if a brief one before the rain returned. Advertisements
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 […]
Now the snow has gone, and thankfully the freezing temperatures with it, it’s hard to remember what the usually green Bloomsbury squares looked like in the last week of February when the ‘beast from the east’ blew in.
Recently 10 national greenspace organisations and 9 government departments held the first ‘let’s get down to business’ meeting of the new Parks Action Group (PAG). The PAG has been set up to safeguard and enhance the UK’s public green spaces as a coordinated response to the growing underfunding crisis. Those present discussed a range of […]
Have you seen a hedgehog? London Wildlife Trust would love to hear about your sightings as part of the Urban Urchins project. Hedgehogs are declining nationally, but there are still many areas of London where they can be found. Urban Urchins aims to map London’s hedgehogs, while working to enhance public green spaces and gardens to […]
The installation of a memorial within Tavistock Square Gardens to commemorate the 13 innocent victims who lost their lives in the terrorist bus bombing at Tavistock Square on 7 July 2005 has received full planning permission. There is currently a small plaque on the railings of the British Medical Association on the east side of the […]
Join us as we walk around Russell Square and Tavistock Square, bird spotting. We will meet at the main entrance to Russell Square gardens (near the café) on Monday 29 January, at 12 noon. Lucas Von Chamier (UCL Conservation group) will be guiding the group and letting us know what to look out for. After […]