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Spring is starting in the Bloomsbury Squares – blossom spotted in Bedford Square and Russell Square, together with a lone early daffodil and the promise of many more to come. Volunteers planted thousands of bulbs last autumn. This weekend is RSPB Big Bird Watch. See what you can spot.
Friends of St George’s Gardens invite you to singalaong with Songhaven soprano Caroline Kennedy and the Third Age Project ukulele band, Tunes on TAP. A unique musical experience not to be missed! And of course there will be mince pies and mulled wine as well. So do join us and please tell your friends to […]
The artist Nick Andrew had a busy (and exhausting!) 9 days from 16 – 24 October, drawing, demonstrating and meeting visitors in and around the Bloomsbury garden squares for the Bloomsbury Festival, with the theme of ‘Shining Light’. (See the ‘Bedford Square’ drawing below.) We’re planning an exhibition of the drawings in Bloomsbury shortly (details […]
Friends of St George’s Gardens are offering another Tree Talk with the ever popular Bob Gilbert. Come along to the Gardens on Sunday 31 October at 2.30 p.m. to hear Bob’s stories about ‘Autumn in the Gardens’. The walk will look at seasonal changes; buds, bark, fruit and seeds, and animal behaviour, as the natural […]
During the Bloomsbury Festival, the artist Nick Andrew has been exploring the theme of city green spaces from the perspective of a rural landscape painter. Sketching in a different garden square each day, he is producing a full-size work in each, complementing the sketches he made over several years for the book Bloomsbury’s Squares and […]
Saturday 23 October at 2.30pm The Bloomsbury Festival is now underway and continues until 24 October. We’re proud that again Friends of St George’s Gardens are putting on a festival event. On Saturday 23 October at 2.30 pm, the third of our presentations about people buried in the Gardens takes place. This year it’s the turn of Eliza […]
The Bloomsbury Festival 2021 starts today with many things to interest you. Look out especially for the Open Air Art Gallery in eight of the Bloomsbury squares. Nick Andrew’s watercolours were created while skecthing in the squares and provide the illustrations for the recent book Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens (available from Skoob Books in the […]
WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS on SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER Friends of Red Lion Square Gardens (WC1R 4QH) welcome you from 11.00 – 13.00. Get fresh air and exercise doing some supervised gardening! Tools will be provided. Wear sensible clothing and footwear. Maximum 20 people each session, first come, first served. For more information: FriendsRLSG@gmail.com Volunteers […]
The recent very heavy rain has created a lake with nowhere to drain away in Brunswick Square. Russell and Regent squares have similar problems. Several squares have had their drainage improved recently, but the sumps still aren’t coping with these exceptionally heavy and concentrated downfalls.