by Gill Chris
June 13 & 14
This magical two-day event allows access to over 200 gardens in London which are not normally open to the general public. The weekend celebrates London’s status as one of the greenest cities in Europe with its wide variety of residential parks, landscaped churchyards and garden squares.
Held in association with The National Trust, the scheme includes gardens across 27 London boroughs and allows you to discover green spaces in all sorts of places, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes.
This year there are 23 gardens taking part for the first time, including the churchyard of grade I-listed medieval church St Olave and the All Saints Vicarage Garden which was part of Fulham Palace until 1935.
There will be refreshments on sale at some of the gardens, whilst at others you’ll be able to meet the gardeners.
You can buy tickets for the Open Gardens Squares weekend here. You could also opt to join one of the special tours at a range of very exclusive gardens, or enter the ballot to be one of the lucky visitors to the gardens at 10 Downing Street.
With an average maximum temperature of 20C (68F), June is a great time to visit London and enjoy its outdoor spaces; why not stay at one of our London vacation rentals to experience London at its best whilst living like a local.