London Square Open weekend 2022

As well as opening up over 100 hidden green spaces across the capital, London Square Open Gardens Weekend will be organising over 30 guided walks and cycle rides this year.

This year the event takes place on 11th and 12th June, 2022, and will feature a host of walks uncovering some little-known nooks, crannies and fascinating facts as expert guides lead tours through blooming gardens, parks and hidden streets, steeped in history.

Supported by residential developer London Square, the expert-led walks will reveal monastic orders during the reign of Henry VIII and how the city has been an inspiration for poets, not to mention the scandals of the Bloomsbury set!

There is something for all ages and interests, from the Roman influence on the city to a classical music-inspired tour exploring London’s rich musical heritage.

Coutts private bank, on The Strand, founded in 1692, will be opening up the Coutts Skyline Garden with garden tours led by executive chef, Peter Fiori. Lucky visitors will be able to experience the tranquillity of this exclusive setting and enjoy commanding views of Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column.

Helen Monger, director of London Gardens Trust, said: “These walks and rides will complement a weekend where scores of green spaces across the city, that the public rarely get to experience, unlock their doors.  These wonderful interlinking spaces that make up the matrix of London contribute to the environment and provide so much for everyone to enjoy whether by bike or on foot.”

Cycling tours for the over 11’s will be led by the trust’s resident expert, offering exercise and insight into some of the city’s hidden secrets.

A valid London Squares Open Garden Weekend ticket must be purchased to join the walking, cycling and Coutts Skyline Garden tours. Places for the Coutts Skyline Garden are limited and allocated by ballot and if selected will cost £3 per person. Walks need to be booked in advance and will require an additional non-refundable fee of £3 to secure a slot.

London Square Open Garden Weekend is organised by the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust. The Trust aims to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of London’s rich green infrastructure and the people who care for it.

To book tickets for the weekend, guided walks and cycle tours and for other information, please visit:
https://londongardenstrust.org/whatson/log2022/tickets/ 

We suggest you book quickly as tickets are selling fast.

Banner image: Pembridge Square, © Barrie Stead

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