Open Garden Squares Weekend returns with a two-day event when over 200 private and little-known gardens open to the public. Established in 1998, Open Garden Squares Weekend takes place annually and is run by the London Parks and Gardens Trust whose aim is to increase knowledge and the appreciation of London’s green, open space network.
Located across 27 London boroughs, the 211 Gardens this year will include many of London’s most exclusive private squares, some of the city’s best roof-top gardens, as well as gardens on barges, indoor ﬂower installations, pop-up orchards and small secret spaces dotted around the capital.
Open Gardens Squares Weekend 2016 highlights:
Roof top gardens with great views of London – including Nomura International PLC, Roof Gardens in Kensington, Canary Wharf Crossrail Place, Blue Fin Roof Garden and St Luke’s Terrace Garden
Edible and medicinal gardens – including Eversheds Vegetable Garden, the River Cafe garden, Osterley House, Forty Hall Farm, Cranbrook Community Food Garden and Fulham Palace Meadows Allotment
The quirky and fascinating – including Garden Barge Square, Core Landscapes pop-up mini orchards, Barbican Station pop-up, Skip Garden, MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates, Beech Gardens at the Barbican and Dalston Eastern Curve.
London’s premier private squares – open for one weekend only – including Eccleston Square, Edwardes Square, Eaton Square, Belgrave Square and Chester Square
There will also be a wide-ranging programme of tours, walks, talks and cycle rides – all for free with a weekend ticket – including art and sculpture, poets in residence and family-themed activities
A single Open Garden Squares Weekend ticket will allow visitors to discover and explore London’s most interesting squares, gardens and green spaces – most of which are not normally open to the public. Tickets are priced £12 in advance (£14 over the weekend) and available at the Open Garden Squares website.
For more information and book tickets at the Open Squares website here
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