Remember in the movie Notting Hill, when they climb the fence to get into a private, locked garden? Open Garden Squares Weekend in London: on 8-9 June, has over 200 private, hidden, unusual and little known gardens open to the public across 27 London boroughs to raise awareness and appreciation of the capital’s urban, green space network.
Presented by the London Parks & Gardens Trust in association with The National Trust. Over 200 gardens typically take part including hidden places like the minimalist Zen Garden at The Hempel Hotel, Little Abbey near Westminster Abbey, the Royal College of Physicians’ medicinal garden and the garden at 10 Downing Street. With art installations, musical performances, punch and judy shows there will be lots of activities for everyone to take part.
· Advance weekend ticket: £10 (including fees/p&p) available from www.opensquares.org or City Information Centre (CIC) at St Pauls.
· Ticket bought over the Weekend: £12
· Children under 12: Free admission
· National Trust Members: Half Price tickets (£5 advance/£6)
For more information about Open Garden Squares Weekend and full listings for each participating garden, visit: www.opensquares.org