Open Garden Squares
London has quite a lot of green spaces, unfortunately some are only accessible for a privileged few. Fortunately for us normal folk there is Open Garden Squares your chance this June to explore London’s secret gardens as part of Open Garden Squares Weekend 2018, organised by the London Parks and Gardens Trust.
I have been going to and volunteering with Open Garden for the last few years and it usually the highlight of my summer. More than 200 gardens take part in Open Garden Squares and the event spans 27 boroughs. The gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional garden squares and roof terraces to allotments and historic gardens of London’s schools, shops and cafes.
Highlights are access to the Downing Street garden which is through ballot and the The Royal College of Physicians’ medicinal garden where some 1,000 species of plant aid scientists with their research. Each of the plants has a healing property.
Tickets for Open Garden Squares opens tomorrow 16th February 2018 and you can find out more about the event here: http://www.opensquares.org/2018