Open Garden Squares Weekend
New gardens wanted for 2010 event
Open Garden Squares Weekend is looking for new gardens to take part later this year on June 12-13. The closing date for new gardens is the end of February.
The weekend is an initiative of the London Parks & Gardens Trust and aims to raise awareness of the beauty and diversity of London’s green historic and other garden spaces as well as the important contribution they make to the capital. In 2009, more than 190 gardens participated from Eaton Square through to Branch Hill Allotments.
Val Burton, Event Co-ordinator, said, “Open Garden Squares Weekend allows access on one weekend each year to the private green spaces in London. The weekend’s objective is to increase the public awareness of little known communal and public gardens. Their amazing variety reflects the diversity of the capital’s population, culture, history and environment. Private domestic gardens are not included in the event as these are well represented under the National Gardens Scheme.”
Types of gardens that are suitable include:
Each participating site must have at least one (and preferably two or more) of the following attributes:
For further information on the event, please visit www.opensquares.org
February 7, 2010