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

Your friendly neighbourhood fox was spotted (at a distance) in Bedford Square Gardens the other day. It appeared to be basking in the rare sunshine and was surprisingly disinterested in the crow in the foreground. The new path in Marchmont Community Garden was covered with fox prints the other day too. Keep a look out, […]

Here’s a rare opportunity to purchase a lovely picture of Red Lion Square Gardens in the Spring. The original watercolour was painted by Nick Andrew in the square, with jottings about what was happening on that day in April to one side. It is part of a series he made for a book, Bloomsbury Squares […]

This tiny garden, created as recently as 2011, turned a neglected space between the Brunswick centre and the terrace of shops in Marchmont St into a tranquil urban green space, where passers by often stop for a break, lunch or chat. Hopefully they will soon be able to do that again, once covid restrictions are […]

Walking through the squares on International Women’s Day, you’ll see the first signs of spring blossoming in the gardens, but also look out for the memorials celebrating women’s achievements or relating to women. In Tavistock Square, there is a bust of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), the modernist author and member of the literary and artistic Bloomsbury Group, […]

An increasing proportion of the population lives in cities. In Europe it is expected that around three quarters of the population will live in urban settings by 2020. Urban living limits access to nature and can increase exposure to certain environmental hazards, such as air and noise pollution. Many urban areas face increasing pressure from […]

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 […]

Friends of St George’s Gardens have a Christmas card you might like, 5”x7”, with a snow scene from the Gardens. The cards (smooth white 300 gsm) and envelopes are good quality, the message is ‘Season’s Greetings’ and FoSGG is mentioned on the back with a thumbnail of the front of the card. They are selling […]

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, […]

“Local green spaces were used heavily during the lockdown as many people craved fresh air and exercise. When cafes, pubs and other social spaces were closed, the parks and gardens became the place where public life was experienced.” A recent short article in the London Garden Trust’s newsletter London Landscapes by Dr Andrew Smith of […]