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, […]
Trees are not just beautiful, they are an essential element in a healthy environment. While they make an urban area look more attractive, they also provide a home for birds and insects, absorb CO2 and release oxygen back into the air. London has some eight million trees and the amount of carbon stored in London’s […]
The unseasonal gales at the end of last week caused problems around the country and also brought down a large plane tree on the south side of Russell Square, catching a taxi in its branches. Fortunately the driver escaped unhurt. One resident said he was lucky to be away or his car would certainly have […]
Although the plane trees of Bloomsbury may be thought of as the distinctive feature of the area, two walks during this year’s Urban Tree Festival will also focus on the other interesting trees (and more) in three local squares. The walks are being offered by Camden Guides at 11.30 am to 12.45 on Saturday and […]
Peeping out over the railings on a December day, the welcome sight of the winter-flowering cherry tree. The delicate pale blossom of Prunus x subhirtella is not as showy as some of later-flowering varieties but, as a promise of spring days to come, it’s uplifting in the midwinter gloom. It also fits the Regency style of […]
Planting trees has a wealth of benefits. Trees provide habitat for wildlife, help people stay healthy, and enhance the character of our urban area. Camden have a tree planting programme with a target of planting 400 trees each year, though in recent years they have exceeded this target, planting an average of 522 annually. The […]
A forest of Christmas trees has popped up in Brunswick Square courtesy of the national company Pines and Needles and Camden Council. They will be in a quiet corner of the square for three weeks, creating a seasonal atmosphere, with kilted ‘Santas’ selling Scottish sustainably grown trees of all sizes.
It’s almost a tradition that we have an autumn walk-and-talk event in the Gardens, so here is this year’s invitation. On Saturday 18 November at 11 am come to St George’s Gardens for a special autumn walk. We’re delighted that Bob Gilbert – the ‘tree man’ who was such a success at the Friends of […]
Celebrating London Tree Week, the Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens is offering a free guided tree walk, led by Richard Wright, on Saturday 28 May at 11 am. Come and see some of the area’s splendid and unusual trees. View the New Zealand border in the beautiful Mecklenburgh Square garden, normally closed to the public. […]
There was a recent sighting of these birds, common now in parks over London, feeding on beechnuts on our doorstep in Brunswick Square. Thanks to Simon Lamrock for the great photo.