Take a peek behind the closed gates of more than 200 London gardens at the Open Garden Squares weekend.
Hidden grassy gems, from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, are opened up to the public for one weekend every year; including private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, restaurants, schools and shops.
Many of the gardens provide stalls, music, entertainment, family and art activities as well as food and drink.
Open Garden Squares London 2016
Among the 200 green spaces taking part is Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; The Geffrye Museum's gardens through the ages; the Ismaili Centre's serene roof garden and pretty St Dunstan's in the East.
New to visit this year are private members' Roehampton Club, the tranquil Providence Row Rooftop Garden off Brick Lane, and The Coutts Skyline Garden, which has fruit and kitchen gardens on top of the Coutts bank building.