Dates have been announced for this year’s Open Garden Squares Weekend in London, which will be its 20th year running. 

King Henry's Walk Garden

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The weekend will take place on 17th and 18th June at various locations in London.

The event highlights the social, cultural, environmental and economic contribution that gardens, squares and green spaces make to London and its inhabitants.

For this year’s event around 237 gardens have been confirmed, and visitors will have the opportunity to discover and explore some of London’s squares, gardens and greens, that are usually not open to the public.

The gardens for this year’s event range from historic to traditional, to new and experimental. 

There will also be roof gardens, community allotments, gardens in skips and on railway platforms and on water.

Gardens confirmed 

Being able to visit the garden of Number 10 Downing Street will be a highlight of the event. 

Other gardens opening over the June weekend will be: Nomura International’s vast roof-top garden, the River Cafe garden, Garden Barge Square, the MaRoCoCo Garden at Rococo Chocolates, Eccleston Square, Eaton Square and Belgrave Square, the Royal College of Physicians’ medicinal garden and The Master’s Garden within the Temple complex.

There will be 33 new gardens joining the event this year, too, including: The Deanery, a historic garden belonging to the private residence of the Dean of Southwark Cathedral; Hachette UK Ltd, a roof garden with planted beds inspired by the ‘English country garden’; and Trumpeters’ House, located between the Thames and Richmond Green.

Ed Ikin, chair of the London Parks & Garden Trust and organiser of the event, said: “Now in its 20th year, Open Garden Squares Weekend is much broader than the ‘Open Garden Squares’ title suggests and offers visitors unrivalled access to some of London’s most unique green spaces.”

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