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 […]

Please come and sing (or listen to) carols with the Friends of St George’s Gardens,  12-1 pm on Saturday, 16 December and enjoy a mince pie too. Meet at the Chapel of Rest in the gardens. We will be collecting in aid of the Save the Children  Rohingya Crisis Appeal

This study commissioned by the National Trust, The Mayor of London and the Heritage Lottery Fund, published in November 2017, shows – for the first time – the economic value of health benefits that Londoners get from the capital’s public parks and green spaces. Measuring the recreational, climatic and mental and physical health benefits of public spaces found that […]

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.