London Parks & Gardens Trust aims to increase knowledge and appreciation of parks, squares, community gardens, cemeteries, churchyards - all those places that form London's open space network.
Trust members - amateurs and professionals - provide and enjoy lectures, walks, day trips, children's programmes, a newsletter and journal, research and an inventory of historic green spaces.
8-9 June 2013. Open Garden Squares Weekend is a magical two-day event,
where community gardens and private squares throughout London welcome visitors from around the world.
Gardens range from historical private squares to contemporary roof gardens, prisons and barges.
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September 2013
Hosted by the London Parks & Gardens Trust and based at Queen Mary's College, University of London, Mile End, London, E1 4NS
The National Gardening Week partners, led by the RHS, will be focussing on two main themes for the week: Horticultural Careers and Wildflowers.
Hear inspiring plantspeople give their reasons to why horticulture is a viable and rewarding career.
Find out how you can create a wildflower mini-meadow of your own using your free seeds.
In May 2012 our new website, London Gardens Online www.londongardensonline.org.uk, was officially launched. The information is derived from the Inventory of London's Green Spaces of Local Historic Interest, one of the Trust's biggest projects. Over 2,500 spaces across Greater London have been researched for the Trust's Inventory, with the valuable participation of many people.
The aim is to appeal to a broad range of users - from casual garden visitors to local residents, local historians, students, schoolchildren and teachers, planning authorities, architects, landscape designers, estate agents as well as tourists and visitors to London.
London Gardens Online celebrates more than 8,000 visitors in one week! News release (PDF 130KB)
This internet-based project helps schools get the maximum benefit from their local parks and open spaces.
A national organization representing 34 county gardens trusts actively engaged in conserving, researching, documenting and caring for our heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes.
Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management.
London Historic Parks & Gardens Trust is a registered charity, no 1042337, and a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales, no 2935176.