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 where some 1,000 species of plant aid scientists with their research. Each of the plants has a healing or health-promoting property – including local anesthetics, treatments for swine flu, leukaemia, diabetes and cancers.
For Open Garden Squares Weekend 2018, New South London Gallery's permanent garden, created by the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco and the horticulturalists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, will be open to the public for the first time as will two rural retreats nestled behind the Globe Theatre. The rose-lined garden at 10 Downing Street will once again open its gates to a limited number of visitors following a ballot – more information about the ballot entry can be found here.
Throughout the weekend, many participating gardens will host free talks, walks, activities, workshops and cycle rides; more details of accompanying workshops and events including soap-making, bee-keeping and seed-planting will be available nearer the time.
For a comprehensive overview of open gardens, please click here.
Advance tickets go on sale on 16 February 2018. All events and activities are free with the purchase of a weekend ticket.
|What||Open Garden Squares Weekend 2018|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
09 Jun 18 – 10 Jun 18, Times vary
|Price||££15 Advance. £20 Over Weekend/Under 12s go free.|
|Website||Book your tickets here|