The Friends of Brunswick Square was founded in 2008, and includes local residents, institutions and businesses located around the square. You can contact them via email@example.com. See their recent annual report and photos of the square below. Volunteers meet to garden on the first Saturday of every month from 10 am till 12 noon -look out for the banners on the railings. Just come along and join in each month or occasionally.
The group has the following aims:
- to promote the enjoyment, and safe use, of the gardens by the whole community;
- to ensure that the square is adequately maintained and that repairs, alterations and improvements are made in keeping with the character of the square and its history;
- to conserve the trees, plants and wildlife of the square;
- to involve local communities and businesses, and to liaise and network with other local groups who have similar aims;
- to propose schemes and ideas for improvement of the square and to promote its heritage, bio-diversity and community interest.
Views of the Square
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I visited Brunswick Square Gardens last week and fell in love with the snakebark maples. Please can you tell me what Genus they are? keep up the good work. Kind regards and appreciation Suzanne.
They are a species of Acer, but unfortunately we don’t know which one (there are several species).
While sheltering-in-place in Berkeley, California, I have been reading my grandmother’s travel diary from 1913; she was in her late 20’s and engaged at the time, traveling in Europe (from New York) with 3 female relatives. Tucked into the diary are several calling cards, including one for “Tibor Justh, 34, Brunswick Square, London, W.C.”. (Sadly, his name shows up on a list from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum). Coincidentally, on my two most recent visits to London, I have stayed at a hotel on Cartwright Gardens – a stone’s throw from Brunswick Square. Greetings from Berkeley. Thanks for reading.