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An Ailanthus (Tree of Heaven) in full leaf, appears to have been caught by a south westerly gust of wind last week and fell, missing the Fenner Brockway statue by about 10 feet. A number of people witnessed the fall, with reports of a groaning then a great crack! Apart from a smashed bench and […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens invite you to make a note in your diary for their next event in the Gardens – the Marama Cafe Band, playing from 2 – 5.00 p.m. on Sunday 26 June.  A free event and all are welcome – just turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy the chilled out […]

English Heritage has awarded a Blue Plaque to Fanny Wilkinson, the first woman professional Landscape Gardener in England and the person who laid out Red Lion Square as a public garden in 1885. Fanny worked at the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association for approximately 20 years from 1884 to 1904. During this time, she designed more […]

It’s time for Open Garden Squares again, after two years of Covid disruption. Most of the Bloomsbury Squares are open to the public, but there’s a rare chance to visit the closed gardens of Bedford Square, Montague St Gardens and Mecklenburgh Square. Nick Andrew, an artist of the outdoors, will have an exhibition in Bedford […]

The street between Store St and Chenies St, once little more than a carpark, has been transformed into Bloomsbury’s newest green space, just off Tottenham Court Rd. Although recently planted and still to fully flourish, it provides a welcome green corridor among office blocks and a new, fairly quiet space to sit for a while.

The Chelsea Fringe festival is 11 years old, now worldwide, and will have events in Bloomsbury this year! Community gardeners, artists, activists and anyone with an interest in gardens, plants and outdoor space have a chance to get involved and do something fun and positive. Nick Andrew, an artist of the outdoors, will be sketching in […]

Walk and Talk in the Gardens with Bob Gilbert 3.00 pm, Sunday 15 May Join this Spring walk and talk in the Gardens with the popular Bob Gilbert, arranged by Friends of St George’s Gardens. Bob is the author of ‘Ghost Trees – Nature and People in a London Parish’, and ‘The Green London Way’.  […]

The University of London is taking part in No Mow May across their managed gardens in Bloomsbury. This means their grass will be spared the cut for the whole month. No Mow May is a national campaign by Plantlife. The benefits are: Providing more nectar for ten times the amount of bees, butterflies, moths and […]

Not only did this nature note appear in The Times last week, it was also read out on the Today programme on Radio 4. Fame for nature in the area of Bloomsbury’s garden squares! Marchmont Community Garden, a tiny green space among buildings, has some of the yummy-for-bees plants mentioned. The garden Friends groups in […]

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a massive tree-planting initative is being rolled out this year under the title The Queen’s Green Canopy. It can be hard to find space for a new tree in Bloomsbury, but this week, in a space left vacant by an old tree that had died, the Mayor came to […]