How To Identify Trees by Greg Packman, ArboriculturalistThursday 13 May 20216-7pm This talk is taking place ahead of the Urban Tree Festival which runs from 15th-23rd May. London Gardens Trust is delighted to promote this Festival which celebrates urban and suburban trees, woods, forests, scrubland, hedgerows and all the wild places that bring life and joy to our […]

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, […]

During lockdown 3, our cafes have been offering takeaway food and drink that we’ve been able to sit on a park bench to ‘enjoy’ as we shivered. Now the sun is out (and we’re still shivering), but soon the pleasures of sitting at a table in the gardens with a friend will be ours again. […]

Spring is sprung and visiting Marchmont Community Garden. It’s closed just now, as space is limited, but it is hoped it will soon be able to open. Meanwhile, enjoy the bee visiting a ‘Quebec’ tulip (yes, they are tulips, even if passers-by find it hard to believe!) and a pair of wood pigeons sunning themselves.

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 […]