Last summer we were desperate for rain. Be careful what you wish for  – this winter/spring we have more than enough. The lawns are soggy in all the squares, even the paths have been impassable in places, from the strength of the downpours. Woburn Square is not the only square to have suffered.(see photos, courtesy […]

You are warmly invited to the FoSGG AGM on Friday 6 March, 7-9pm, at the Marchmont Street Community Centre (WC1N 1AB). This is an opportunity to hear what we’ve been doing in the past year and influence plans for the coming year. Please do come along and support the Friends. After a short business meeting […]

Join us on a bird walk around Gordon and Russell Squares. We will meet at noon at the main entrance to Gordon Square gardens (near the café) on Friday 24th January 2020, 12 noon. There will be a 5 minute briefing and then we will walk around Gordon Square, through Woburn Square, finishing in Russell […]

Season’s greetings to Bloomsbury from the Friends groups of Bloomsbury’s squares and gardens. Last Saturday Friends of St. George’s Gardens welcomed passers-by to carols, mulled wine and mincepies and made a collection for St Mungo’s work for homeless people and the foodbank.

In the Good Parks Report 2019, Camden parks are scored in the second half of the London boroughs over ten criteria, at 28.5 (lowest is Newham at 16.5 and highest is  Southwark at 44). Quality (e.g. Green Flag awards) and Nature (e.g biodiversity plans) scores are low. See the full table in the report.    […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens invite you to join them in the gardens for carols with mince pies and mulled wine on Saturday 14 December 12 noon -1 pm. There will be a collection in aid of  St Mungo’s  work for homeless people  or give to their food bank collection.  And you might also like […]

Spending at least two hours a week in natural surroundings may be one factor in good health and wellbeing. Even visiting urban parks and gardens seems to count. Research led by the University of Exeter found that people who spend at least 120 minutes in natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches […]

More than one quarter of London’s parks, playgrounds, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality, according to a recent analysis by Imperial College and the University of Leicester. In response to the findings, the team has launched an interactive website which lets people put in their postcode to check their local green spaces to […]

  The National Trust Parks Challenge team visited the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens sites today, to collect information on the use of space and local involvement. They saw many of the gardens in the group and talked with some of the people who volunteer in the gardens through Friends groups. We hope they […]

I was impressed yesterday when, just ahead of me in the street, I saw a young man bend to pick up an abandoned drink can and carry it to a litter bin further down the road. In the gardens, however, lovely summer weather has left the litter bins often too full for lunchtime picnickers to […]