Open Garden Squares 2009 Venues Announced

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Open Garden Squares 2009 Venues Announced

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The Indian Garden at the British Museum. One of 190 gardens taking part.

Open Garden Squares weekend takes place on June 13 and 14. It's like Open House Weekend, only with more bees.

This year over 190 patches of green are opening their gates to you, the great London public, for a whole weekend of verdant exploration. Many of the venues are normally closed off to general access. Ever wondered what goes on in those secretive little parks in the middle of Georgian squares, or wanted an excuse to visit the Kensington Roof Gardens? Well, for just £6.75, here's your chance.

Although you can stroll up in your own good time to the majority of gardens, a few need to be pre-booked due to security restrictions. If you'd like access to the gardens at Holloway, Wormwood Scrubs or Wandsworth prisons, you'll need to order the Open Garden Squares brochure in advance and reserve spaces on these tours.

Old hands at this event will be delighted to hear that many new gardens have been added. Germinating highlights include the Barbican's wildlife garden, the Goring Hotel in Belgravia and the House of St Barnabas in Soho Square (all normally closed to the general public).

Order your tickets and brochure here.

Last Updated 18 May 2009