£4.50 instead of £9.50 for a ticket to the Open Garden Square Weekend, explore 210 exclusive and rarely opened gardens, also includes a free 85 page guide – Save 53%

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From June 12 -13, London Parks and Gardens Trust is offering the opportunity to visit more than 120 private gardens and squares as part of Open Garden Squares Weekend. This is the third year of this popular event, and will allow people with green fingers  from all over London and far beyond a rare chance to enter a vast array of inspirational gardens which are not usually open to the public. From the historically memorable to the small and quirky, contemporary and eco-friendly to renowned roof gardens, cemeteries and working allotments.

Over 200 gardens are participating in the weekend with 31 taking part for the first time. Twelve new and exciting gardens, which are not usually open to the public, will be allowing ‘exclusive access’ to visitors over the weekend. Also open especially for the weekend will be many of the much loved and popular gardens including Kensington Roof Gardens; Middle and Inner Temple; Park Square and Park Crescent; Branch Hill Allotments; Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments; Culpeper Community Garden; St Mary’s Secret Garden; The Community Garden at the Tate Modern; Bonnington Square; Eaton Square; Edwardes Square; Arundel and Elgin in Notting Hill; St Michael’s Convent and, by appointment, the prison gardens at HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Holloway and Wandsworth.

For people who love history, a visit to Victorian cemetery is a must. Five of the Magnificent Seven Garden Cemeteries – Brompton, Nunhead; Kensal Green; West Norwood and Tower Hamlets plus the sixth Abney Park, which has now become a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, are all arranging tours for visitors over the weekend.  The highlight of the weekend must be a trip to Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, which was the home of Princess Margaret for many years.

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