More than 200 gardens will be unlocked for one weekend to take part in this annual event, held in association with the National Trust.
Spanning 27 boroughs, the gardens take in all sorts of spaces, from traditional squares to roof terraces and allotments, as well as gardens belonging to historic buildings, schools, shops and cafes. A range of walking and cycle tours, special garden tours, family activities, art trails and poetry events will be announced closer to the weekend.
This year, the rose-lined garden at 10 Downing Street will be open to a limited number of visitors chosen following a ballot – apply here.
Check out the River Cafe garden on the banks of the Thames at Hammersmith, where herbs, salads and edible flowers inspire and infuse the restaurant's world-class menu. Or head up to the edge of Regent's Park to The Royal College of Physicians’ medicinal garden, both beautiful and educational, with some 1,000 species of plant. Each of the plants has a healing or health-promoting property – including local anaesthetics, treatments for swine flu, leukaemia, diabetes and cancers.
|What||Open Garden Squares Weekend 2017|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
17 Jun 17 – 18 Jun 17, Times vary between events
|Price||££12/£14 over Weekend/Under 12s go free.|
|Website||Click here for more details|