The Green Heritage Challenge is part of the Mayor of London's National Park City Festival. Come and discover London's amazing outdoors with free events across the city from 20 to 28 July.
Accepting our challenge will lead you on a rich and intriguing journey through some of London’s parks and gardens to discover facts, artefacts, sculptures, ancient trees, interesting moments in time, captivating characters and much more.
Our challenge is your licence to explore some very special places. Solving each clue reveals secrets, unlocks knowledge and redefines understanding of locations, structures or history. Take a photo of what you believe is the answer to each clue and post it on Instagram. This gentle activity is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
All you have to do is download the clues (adults) or trails (children), take them with you to find the answers in the parks you choose, and then photo them and share them!
We will then judge the photos and select winners under different categories.
The more photos, the better. This is a pilot project and, if popular, we would like to make it an annual event across London’s wonderful greenspaces, sharing and enjoying their rich history and stories.
We are looking for images of the heritage features you find, the activities you have been doing while looking for clues and the people who have helped you solve the clues. Images can be fun, quirky, beautiful or poetic. Be careful when taking selfies! The competition is open to members and non-members, and you can enter as many images as you like.
Winners will be announced on 11 September 2019. Prizes include double tickets to Open Garden Squares Weekend 2020; an A3 mounted print of your entry; membership of the London Parks & Gardens Trust. Your picture will be published in the next issue of our Members’ magazine London Landscapes, and on our website.
Adults - download a clue sheet to follow and find clues. Then post your findings on Instagram using @londonparksandgardenstrust #GHChallenge2019 . Google account holders can also use a Google form to read the clues and submit their findings.
Children - with the help of adults, follow trails, take pictures of what you find and get an adult to send it to us via social media or post.
Submit your photos by uploading to Instagram. Include our handle @londonparksandgardenstrust followed by the hashtag #GHChallenge2019. Alternatively, post a copy to London Parks & Gardens Trust, Green Heritage Challenge, Duck Island Cottage, St James’s Park, London SW1A 2BJ. Remember to say which clue each photo relates to. Google account holders can also use a Google form to record their photos.
Don’t worry about format or image size at this stage: we may ask for higher resolution versions of shortlisted entries if necessary to achieve the desired print reproduction quality.