Open Garden Squares Weekend 2013
Until Sun Jun 9
Time Out says
Wed Jan 9 2013
Around 200 communal gardens not ordinarily open to the public unlock their gates for the weekend at this annual event, held in association with the National Trust. Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes. This year's event offers a chance to visit the gardens of Number 10 Downing Street, Eaton Square, Cable Street Community Gardens, Regent's Park allotment garden, The Royal College of Physicians' medicinal garden and the National Trust's Carlyle's House. There will be guided tours (on foot and by bike), podcasts, gardeners on hand to give advice and the opportunity to meet beekeepers at some of the venues. One ticket allows entry to all venues over the weekend. See our feature and visit the festival website (www.opensquares.org) for details of all participating gardens.