Open Garden Squares Weekend

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Open Garden Squares Weekend 2016 - Eccleston Square SW1 © Diana Jarvis Pinterest

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Take a peek behind the gates of London's private gardens and discover hidden grassy gems during the Open Garden Squares Weekend, which takes place across 27 London boroughs.

More than 200 London gardens, from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, are opened up to the public for one weekend every year. Venture into private gardens, roof gardens and community allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, museums, churches and universities.

In 2017, participating green spaces include the garden of 10 Downing Street, home of the British prime minister; the Royal College of Physicians' Medicinal Garden; Belgrave Square, a private garden surrounded by grand mansions; the garden of Trumpeters' House, built on the site of the former Richmond Palace; Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf; and the gated community garden at Tate Modern.

Many of the public gardens provide guided walks, as well as music, family entertainment, art activities and food and drink stalls during the weekend.

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Prices

Adult Ticket: £13.00 to £15.00 (USD16.77) per ticket
Child Ticket (under 12 years old): Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket (up to two adults and three 12 to 18 years old): £40.00 (USD51.61) per ticket
Sunday-only Ticket: £10.00 (USD12.90) per ticket
Young Person Ticket (12 to 18 years old): £10.00 (USD12.90) per ticket

Some gardens and activities also require advance booking or entry into a ballot.

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