Category Gardening

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 […]

Volunteering Day, Red Lion gardens, 16 October

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 […]

Get out and garden with us

Some of the volunteers who met for socially distanced gardening in Brunswick Square on Bank Holiday Saturday – in lovely sunshine, though the rain later in the day was welcomed by the very thirsty plants after two months with no significant rain. The group meets every first Saturday morning in the month, ten till twelve, […]

Community gardeners at work

Every first Saturday of the month, volunteer gardeners are working hard in Brunswick Square. The work they do supplements the basic care given by camden Council and keeps the gardens in good shape. We all know gardens need plenty of care and thanks to these volunteers Brunswick Square is getting it. They’d love you to […]

Sharing Repton: Russell Square

London Parks & Gardens Trust invite you to take a minute to enjoy this short video of their visit to Russell Square with local refugee groups – an uplifting day for everyone! The pilot was part of Sharing Repton, a project after Repton’s bicentenary year last year, supported by a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, […]

New Year resolutions? Be a volunteer gardener

Among the many New Year resolutions you might make, here’s an important one for the list. It will tick all those boxes: healthy exercise, meeting new people, making a difference. Now’s your chance to join the volunteer teams who are helping to keep our local squares looking good for everyone. Come along as often as […]

Garden of Medicinal Plants

A small bed of plants with a use in medicine has been started in Brunswick Square by the UCL School of Pharmacy in cooperation with the Brunswick Square gardening volunteers. Lavender, calendula, valerian and hypericum are among the attractive but useful plants recently put in, with  more being added as time goes on. A poster […]

Britain’s Green Allies: medicinal plants in wartime – a lecture on 15 May

The UCL School of Pharmacy are starting to establish a small bed of medicinal plants in Brunswick Square, outside their building, with information on their uses. On Monday 15 May the school is also hosting this lecture by Peter Ayres, Emeritus Professor, Lancaster University, for the British Society for the History of Pharmacy VENUE: UCL […]

Volunteer gardeners make a ‘first Saturday’ date in the square

Healthy exercise, reasonably gentle work (you can choose your level) and some good company -all away from the traffic fumes in a lovely green square. What could be more enticing to get you out of your room, flat or house? Brunswick Square has an established team of volunteers who garden for two hours on the […]