Jun 11
~
Jun 12

London Square Open Gardens Weekend

£21.60 (advance sales)

Enter a world of secret gardens, as normally restricted and private spaces are open to the public for two days during London Square Open Gardens Weekend. There are over 100 participating gardens across various boroughs in association with London Gardens Trust. Open spaces include formal garden squares but also rooftop terraces, wild patches and community allotments.

Purchase tickets by 2 May and save up to £5.00.

What’s on for 2022

Kensington Square
Kensington Square in Bayswater | Photo by Colin Wing

Perennial highlights include: the historic Lincoln’s Inn Gardens, which celebrates its 600th birthday this year; Montague Street Gardens, a classic formal garden square in Bloomsbury; and Nomura International PLC, a contemporary terrace garden with unobstructed views over the River Thames.

Among the gardens that are new to the event this year are the award-winning Mona’s Garden, which has all kinds of exotic plants, and St Paul’s Woodland Garden, in the churchyard.

Many gardens will be hosting events — everything from live music to botanical drawing workshops, plus tours, talks and stuff for kids, like face-painting — and offering refreshments — and plants! — for purchase. Events and accessibility info for each garden is catalogued on the London Gardens Trust’s list of participating venues.

If you like the idea of exploring London’s hidden spaces, we’ve got a whole guide covering secret spots and local favourites, including several gardens.

Tickets for London Square Open Gardens Weekend

Nomura International PLC terrace garden
Nomura International PLC terrace garden | Photo by Candy Blackham

Standard tickets, which cost £21.60 (adult), £16.20 (student) and £11.00 (child 12–18), are good for both days. A Sunday-only ticket costs slightly less: £16.20 (adult), £13.00 (student) and £8.00 (child 12–18). Children under 12 get in for free.

Opening times depend on the garden and not all venues are open for the full weekend, so check the listings when you plan your itinerary.

Entry to the Coutts Skyline Garden, which overlooks Trafalgar Square, is by lottery. Purchase a ticket before 15 May to apply.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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