Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Park Square © Sarah Jackson
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Valence House Museum Herb garden
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The Skip Garden
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Streatham Common Community Garden
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Royal Crescent © Gavin Gardiner
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Red Cross Garden
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Queen's Wood Lodge Organic Garden © Michael Hacker
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Lexham Gardens © Justina Burnett
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King Henry's Walk Garden © Friends of King Henry's Walk Garden
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John Betts House © Steffie Shields
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The Hill Garden & Pergola © Bill Aldridge
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Highbury Stadium Square
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Ham House © Sarah Jackson
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Grove House Estate © Sarah Jackson
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Goodenough College – London House Quadrangle
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The Garden Museum
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Garden Barge Square © Drew Bennelick
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Gainsborough Gardens
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Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments © Edwina Sassoon
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Fenton House © Sarah Jackson
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Fassett Square
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Eden at St Paul's © Fran Jones
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Eccleston Square © Neville Capil
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Eaton Square © Gavin Gardiner
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Eastbury Manor House – The Walled Garden
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden © Sarah Blee
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Crescent Garden © Gavin Gardiner
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Core Landscape's Pop-Up Garden and Plant Nursery
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Bonnington Square Garden © Gavin Gardiner
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Bee Urban
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Barnsbury Wood
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Ballast Quay Garden
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Arundel & Elgin Garden © Gavin Gardiner
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Arlington Square
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Alara Permaculture Forest Garden
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The Academy Garden
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Abbey Gardens

Discover London's secret gardens over this weekend of viewings and openings

In 2015 more than 200 gardens not ordinarily open to the public will unlock their gates for a weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes.

There are 23 gardens taking part for the first time this year, including the churchyard of grade I-listed medieval church St Olave, the All Saints Vicarage Garden which was part of Fulham Palace until 1935 and The Arvon Road Allotments, which are terraced along the railway freight line near Finsbury Park.

Some participating venues may only be accessed when booked onto a free tour – snap up your place when booking your weekend ticket to make sure you don't miss Highbury Stadium Squares, The River Café and Barbican Station Pop-Up Garden. 10 Downing Street is on the list, too, but if you'd like to visit our PM's back yard you'll need to enter a separate ballot (no purchase necessary) to be in with a chance of claiming just one of 40 places.

Walking and cycle tours taking in several venues will help you make the most of your time and see as many gardens as possible. Refreshments will be on sale at some gardens, while at others you'll be able to meet the gardeners. One ticket allows entry to all venues over the weekend.

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Alison

Over 200 gardens across 27 London boroughs all for a recession-beating £10?? What's not to love! A great annual event . . . Gardens in skips, on barges, rooftops, at restaurants, historic buildings, artists studios and galleries as well as community gardens, traditional squares - and lots more. Count me in . . .

Alan Moore

Nice picture of my barge! Do come on down to Garden Barge Square for tea and home baked goodies in support of the RNLI.