Looking for an original Christmas present? We have the answer!

The London Parks and Gardens Trust wish you a very happy run-up to the festive season this year. With Black Friday upon us, we have three Christmas gift ideas to save you from negotiating either crowded pavements or crowded websites:

Reduced price tickets for Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019

Leinster Square
Leinster Square Gardens © Diana Jarvis

A limited number of discounted tickets to the next Open Garden Squares Weekend (8 and 9 June 2019) are now on sale, until 11pm on Boxing Day (or earlier if all reduced price tickets are sold).

For garden lovers or those who enjoy family days outdoors, this is a gift promising sunny days ahead.

Buy OGSW 2019 tickets online now

London Parks and Gardens Trust Gift Membership

Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden © Rachel Huckvale 6940
Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden © Rachel Huckvale

Do you know someone who might be interested in supporting the London Parks and Garens Trust, as we work to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of London’s rich green infrastructure, and the people who care for it?

An LPGT Gift Membership will include a ticket to OGSW 2019, copies of our thrice-yearly magazine London Landscapes and our annual scholarly journal The London Gardener, discounted entry to our Winter Lectures, and our monthly enewsletters. You can find out more about joining the Trust on our website.

Buy LPGT gift membership online

Repton in London – published by the Trust’s research group

Repton in London was published earlier in 2018 to wonderful reviews – one reader described it as “a really splendid book, and I can see the depth of research that has gone into it”.
The book celebrates the influence that the great landscape designer had on London’s famous garden squares and open spaces. Published by our Research Working Group, it is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated volume.

Order a copy of Repton in London online

Reduced price tickets on sale now for OGSW 2019

Open Garden Squares Weekend’s Christmas ticket sale is now open! 

We are offering a limited number of adult weekend tickets for OGSW 2019 at the reduced price of £13. This special price will be available until 11pm on Boxing Day (26 December), or earlier if all tickets are sold.

Buy reduced-price OGSW tickets online now 

With the purchase of a Weekend ticket, you can explore a huge variety of gardens which are usually closed to the public – and enjoy activities and experiences for all the family.

It’s not just Father Christmas and his elves who are working hard on preparations at this time of year – the OGSW team is busy confirming a stellar cast of gardens for 2019, as well as planning some new and exciting activities.

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The Passage © The Passage Charity

We can already announce one of the new gardens that will be joining us next summer – The Passage, an ornamental kitchen roof garden in Pimlico with commanding views over Westminster Cathedral. Designed by multiple Chelsea gold medal award-winner and BBC Gardener’s World presenter Adam Frost, it is situated on the fifth floor roof of The Passage Resource Centre for homeless people. The garden’s raised beds contain a fascinating collection of fruits, vegetables and plants with therapeutic uses, as well as an impressive wall sculpture of a tree of remembrance and a rose arbour that incorporates the roof’s chimneys.

We are also delighted to welcome back a host of favourites from 2018, including gardens that have been taking part in the weekend for many years.

Nomura International PLC (top © Anna Barclay, bottom © Candy Blackham)

One of our returners for 2019, voted 2018’s top garden by our visitors, is Nomura International PLC – this vast roof terrace with panoramic views of the Thames, formal gardens and award-winning kitchen garden will be open again for ticket-holders to enjoy.

Open Garden Squares Weekend highlights some of the best gardens and green spaces that make up the rich tapestry of London’s green infrastructure, but there are many others – just as valuable to their communities – which are in decline or under threat of development. Funds raised during OGSW mean that the London Parks and Gardens Trust can continue its work to protect them, so the money you pay for your ticket will continue to do good work across the capital long after the weekend is over.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at OGSW 2019!