London Square Open Gardens Weekend will see the unlocking of over 100 unique and hidden green spaces, not normally open to the public, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022 - sponsored by award-winning residential developer London Square.
The event, organised by the London Gardens Trust, will showcase an exclusive range of historic, traditional, contemporary and experimental, with gardens from across the capital, are taking part in the event. These include formal garden squares and rooftop terraces with commanding views of the city skyline, as well as community allotments and wildlife havens.
These include the stunning Pembridge Square and Ladbroke Square in Notting Hill, the historic Lincoln’s Inn, Holborn, celebrating its 600th anniversary in 2022 and Montague Street Gardens allowing visitors access to a historic secret garden at the heart of elegant Bloomsbury.
Contemporary space The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden, is a hidden and serene gem in South Kensington whilst Nomura International Plc’s roof garden offers visitors breathtaking views from the south bank of the River Thames. Coutts Skyline Garden gives visitors a unique perspective high above the Strand rooftops overlooking Trafalgar Square.
The Alara Permaculture Garden is an oasis of calm near the busy King’s Cross and The Growing Kitchen in Hoxton, is an award-winning community garden project and a perfect place for budding gardeners to get a few tips. Ravenscourt Park’s flagship green space, in Hammersmith, is a must for people of all ages, with glasshouses not normally open to the public.
Weekend tickets give exclusive access to all those taking part whilst historic-themed guided tours and suggested walking routes and ever-popular cycling tours taking in a selection of the gardens will also be on offer. Discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets, are now on general sale.
There is a balloted entry system in place for tickets to a limited number of the most popular gardens.
Nathan Oley, Chair, London Square Open Gardens, said: “We are delighted to be able to invite members of the public to visit a host of serene gardens and wonderful community spaces across the city for one weekend only. Some have royal and historic stories attached to them whilst others have provided inspiration to generations of Londoners and visitors to the capital. This year, several new places are getting involved for the first time. The profits from ticket sales will help the London Gardens Trust protect some of the city’s most valuable green spaces.”
Adam Lawrence, Chief Executive, London Square, which builds new homes in neighbourhoods with trees, lawns and landscaped gardens at their heart throughout Greater London, said: “The ethos of London Square is all about creating open spaces and placemaking where we build our homes, carrying on the tradition of the great squares across the capital. Emerging from the pandemic, London’s green areas are more important than ever and we are delighted to be sponsoring this event to encourage as many people as possible to enjoy them.”
To book tickets visit: londongardenstrust.org
Founded in 2010, the company name was inspired by the sense of legacy and community created over the centuries by the great architects of the capital, who designed attractive garden squares fringed by homes where people really want to live. London Square has won over 50 awards for its high-quality homes set around green spaces and landscaped gardens in attractive new communities and neighbourhoods across greater London. The company builds private for sale, affordable and homes for rent.