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.
A tree walk around the garden squares and Brunswick Square’s great plane are the main features of London Tree Week in the Bloomsbury Squares. The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens, in association with Val Martin Memorial walks, are offering a walk around the squares to look at some of the splendid and unusual […]
London conjures up images of streets lined with mature trees. Many of these trees are over 100 years old and will die by 2100. In light of this, The Garden Museum will be welcoming Johanna Gibbons (J&L Gibbons), Brita von Schoenaich (Bradley-Hole Schoenaich), and Ann Jazulet (Trees and Design Action Group) to debate big trees in […]
London Tree Week will be celebrated in the Bloomsbury Squares by a walk to look at some of the splendid and unusual trees in our area. The Association of Bloomsbury Squares and Gardens, in association with Val Martin Memorial walks, will offer a tree walk around the squares on Saturday 31 May at 2pm, meeting […]
London Tree Week is a week-long celebration of London’s leafiness. It provides an opportunity to celebrate, promote and explore the city’s trees and woodlands. Londoners are encouraged to love, appreciate, understand, sit under, look at, decorate, water, prune, enjoy, smell, and (if necessary) hug the capital’s trees. London Tree Week 2014 will fall Saturday 24 – Saturday 31st […]