Category Brunswick Square

The Queen’s Green Canopy in Brunswick Square

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 […]

The Bloomsbury ‘garden gangs’

Otherwise known as the amazing volunteers who help to look after the gardens in the squares. They were out in force on the first weekend of February and would be delighted if you’d like to join them in future. The usual pattern of work is first Saturday in Brunswick and Red Lion Squares (except March […]

New season start for volunteer gardening

The new season starts in Brunswick Square and Red Lion Square on Saturday 5 February and continues on most first Saturdays of the month (see below). Just turn up and join in – bring your own gloves if you can, everything else (including advice!) is provided. Volunteers come as and when they can, not necessarily […]

Light and Shade in the Bloomsbury Gardens: View festival drawings of the squares online

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 […]

It never rains but it pours

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.

Vaccine queues in Brunswick Square

For those of you who spent the day on Brighton beach, here is what you missed in Brunswick Square over the Bank Holiday.

New chat stop in Brunswick Square

The sunshine has brought the new seating on the recently enlarged pedestrian area on south side of Brunswick Square into its own.

Big changes in Brunswick Square

All summer and autumn work has been going on in a major re-ordering in Brunswick Square. Landsdown Terrace on the south side, has been closed to through traffic and a new zebra crossing leads straight across to The Brunswick. The roundabout has been removed, giving direct access to now-two-way Grenville St. Planting from the former […]

The Great Plane, Brunswick Square

This magnificent plane tree, one of several venerable specimens in the square, has recently been given the distinction of its own information board. It also has a full page illustration all to itself in the book Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens The Brunswick Plane, acclaimed as one of the ten Great Trees of London in 2008, […]

Photo exhibition, Brunswick Square

Don’t miss Once upon a time in King’s Cross, Catherine Packard’s affectionate depiction of community life in a once infamous King’s Cross neighbourhood in the 80s and 90s, displayed on the railings at Brunswick Square this week as part of the Bloomsbury Festival. If you can’t get there it’s also online