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Open Garden Squares Weekend: Warwick Square. Images courtesy of Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Explore rooftop gardens, city centre plantations, and the gardens of the rich and famous, as green spaces across London are unlocked for one weekend only. Read More

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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 2018, participating green spaces include the garden of 10 Downing Street (available via public ballot), home of the British prime minister; the rooftop garden of Coutts (avaliable via public ballot); 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; the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf; the gardens of the William Morris Society; a secret garden next to Shakespeare’s Globe at 49 Bankside; and the gated community garden at Tate Modern.

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

Prices

Child ticket (under 12 years old) FREE
Adult ticket £15.00 (USD 20.99) to £20.00 (USD 27.98) par ticket

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

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