Open Garden Squares Weekend

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH JUNE 2014

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£10 advance, £12 on the day
 

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Open Garden Squares WeekendFrom the iron-fenced residential parks of west London to the landscaped churchyards of the City, hundreds of garden squares play a vital part in maintaining London's status as one of Europe's greenest cities. The wonderful Open Garden Squares Weekend is the one time of the year when these gardens open their gates to everyone - many of these private spaces are not accessible to the public for the rest of the year. 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 which last year invited twenty-five lucky ticket holders in. If you have youngsters in tow, many of the gardens stage activities for families too. Tickets allow entry to all participating gardens. Go to www.opensquares.org for full details.

 

About The Roof Gardens

Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no functions taking place (ring to check before your visit). Hidden on top of the old Derry and Toms (later Biba) department store, one hundred feet above Kensington High Street, visitors wishing to explore the gardens just need to go to the reception and sign in - entrance is through an ordinary looking door down a side road. More about The Roof Gardens

Open Garden Squares Weekend images

Open Garden Squares Weekend  Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson  

   
Open Garden Squares Weekend - Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson

Open Garden Squares Weekend Ham House, photo by Sarah Jackson 

LondonTown.com - Open Garden Squares Weekend Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Young Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Hornton Street Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Open Garden Squares Weekend on LondonTown.com

 
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