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More details - 7 The Grove - Open Garden for NGS
½ acre garden designed for yr-round interest making a tapestry of greens and yellows. A wild garden with mature trees giving a woodland feel. Large lawn, perfect for teas. Water garden, 20 paths, vistas and views galore. Brilliant for hide and seek, Pooh-sticks and young explorers. Snowdrops in February.
7 The Grove,
Sun 14 Apr, Sun 9 Jun

More details - 5 St Regis Close - Open Garden for NGS
Cornucopia of sensual delights. Artist’s garden famous for architectural features and delicious cakes. New Oriental Tea House. Baroque temple, pagodas, Raku tiled mirrored wall conceals plant nursery. American Gothic shed overlooks Liberace Terrace and stairway to heaven.
5 St Regis Close, Muswell Hill
Sun 28 Apr, Sun 16 Jun

More details - White Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Tightly packed 20 x 40 north facing garden. Box edged beds brimming with David Austin roses. A mature wisteria drapes the wall and pergola. The side entrance to the garden features many shade loving plants in pots and hanging baskets.
White Cottage, Hanwell
Sun 26 May, Sun 2 Jun

More details - Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019
DSWF is a leading conservation charity founded by the acclaimed British artist David Shepherd; one of the worlds’ most well-known conservationists and wildlife artists.
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
Wed 29 May 19 to Sun 2 Jun

More details - Maggie's West London - Open Garden for NGS
The garden at Maggies West London was designed by the great Dan Pearson in 2008. It is now a well-established space offering therapy and peace to those affected by cancer each year. The gardens surround the vivid orange walls of the Centre. The path leading to the Centre meanders through scented beds and mature trees.
Maggie’s West London, Hammersmith
Sat 1 Jun 19

More details - Flamingo Fairs, Recycled Upcycled & Vintage Fair
You’ll love the range of goods for sale, from pretty to precious. Vintage-style or shabby chic from mainly artists and craft makers including craft supplies, art and craft materials, books, vintage goods, buttons, knitting supplies, haberdashery and jewellery.
Churchill Room, Wanstead Library, corner of Spratt Hall Road & Woodbine Place, Wanstead
Sat 1 Jun 19

More details - Zen Garden at Japanese Temple - Open Garden for NGS
Pure Japanese Zen garden (so no flowers) with 12 large and small rocks of various colours and textures set in islands of moss and surrounded by a sea of grey granite gravel raked in a stylised wave pattern. Garden surrounded by trees and bushes outside a cob wall.
Zen Garden at Japanese Temple,
Sat 1 Jun, Sun 2 Jun, Sat 22 Jun, Sun 23 Jun

More details - Diespeker Wharf - Open Garden for NGS
An intriguing and unexpected garden in an historic industrial setting alongside the Regents Canal owned and converted by a firm of architects. The garden has become an enticing and unique space enjoyed both socially and for business. Interesting climbers clothe the high wall.
Diespeker Wharf,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 19 St Peter's Street - Open Garden for NGS
Charming secluded town garden with climbing roses, trees, shrubs, climbers, pond, patio with containers, and a gazebo with a trompe l’oeil mural.
19 St Peter’s Street, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 37 Alwyne Road - Open Garden for NGS
The New River curves around the garden, freeing it from the constraints of the usual London rectangle and allowing differing degrees of formality - roses along the river, topiary, a secluded spot where the life of the river is part of the charm.
37 Alwyne Road, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 66 Abbots Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Combining grass and glass: Stephen studied garden design at Capel Manor and Ruth is a glass artist. Designed for yr round interest, this garden creates a calming yet dramatic environment through plant form, colour, texture and asymmetrical geometry.
66 Abbots Gardens, East Finchley
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 21 Gospatrick Road - Open Garden for NGS
Diverse 40 metre plot with lawn dominated by large weeping willow, giving dappled shade over fan palms, grasses, ferns and climbers. Fruit and vegetable garden with large Japanese banana, grapevine, olive and bay trees, climbing roses, greenhouse and pond. Patio with exotics in pots.
21 Gospatrick Road,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 9 Churston Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A charming new garden created by the owner over three years combining elegant & contemporary hard landscaping with informal pretty planting. Structure is provided by several specimen trees, evergreens and grasses.
9 Churston Gardens, NEW SOUTHGATE
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 31 Arlington Drive - Open Garden for NGS
Cottage garden at heart with a wonderful oriental influence. Traditional cottage garden favourites have been combined with Japanese plants - a reflection of Yasuko’s passion for plants and trees of her native Japan.
31 Arlington Drive, Ruislip
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 190 Barnet Road - Open Garden for NGS
Garden designers walled garden, 90ft x 36ft. Modern, idiosyncratic design, year round interest. Flowing herbaceous drifts around trees, shrubs, central pond. Spring, Summer, Autumn bulbs. Upcycled containers, recycled objects and homemade sculptures. Copper trellis divides space into contrasting areas.
190 Barnet Road, Barnet
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Lower Clapton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Lower Clapton is an area of mid Victorian terraces sloping down to the River Lea. These gardens reflect their owners tastes and interests. No. 77 Rushmore Rd features a fruit and vegetable garden and wildlife pond.
Lower Clapton Gardens, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 13 College Cross - Open Garden for NGS
An award winning paved and walled garden 5m x 17m, behind a Georgian terraced house, enclosed by evergreen climbers with mature Bay, Box, Olive and Fig trees. Architectural plants chosen for form and texture in shades of green, enlivened by pots of white flowers.
13 College Cross,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 2 Lonsdale Square - Open Garden for NGS
One could describe our garden as a person: small and unpretentious. Attractively formed by yew and box hedges and faithful beds with hellebores, fatsia, erysimum, euonymous, euphorbia and the lively climbing roses, star jasmine and solanium.
2 Lonsdale Square,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Barnsbury Group - Open Garden for NGS
Within Barnsbury’s historic Georgian squares and terraces, discover these four contrasting spaces. Barnsbury Wood is London’s smallest nature reserve, a hidden secret and Islington’s only site of mature woodland, a tranquil oasis of wild flowers and massive trees just minutes from Caledonian Road.
Barnsbury Group, Islington
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 19 Coolhurst Road - Open Garden for NGS
Evolving, organic and wildlife garden with dappled sunlight, bees, birds and butterflies. Informal woodland planting under magnificent deciduous trees with interesting shrubs, box shapes and perennials.
19 Coolhurst Road, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Kew Green Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
These five adjacent long gardens run for 100 yds from the back of historic houses on Kew Green down to the Thames towpath. Together they cover nearly 1½ acres, and in addition to the style and structure of the individual gardens they can be seen as one large space, exceptional in London.
Kew Green Gardens, Kew
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Stokes House - Open Garden for NGS
Originally an orchard, this ½ acre walled country garden surrounding Georgian house (not open) is abundant with roses, clematis and perennials. There are mature trees incl ancient mulberries and wisteria. The yew hedging, pergola and box hedges allow for different planting schemes throughout the year.
Stokes House, Richmond
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 123 South Park Road - Open Garden for NGS
This small L-shaped garden has a high treetop deck overlooking a woodland area, paving from the garden room with pots and seating, several small water containers, a fish pond and a secluded courtyard with raised beds for flowers and herbs, as well as a discreet hot tub.
123 South Park Road,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 10 Loris Road - Open Garden for NGS
Long narrow garden designed by award winning Jo Thompson. This garden is separated into four distinct rooms by clever use of 3D hardscaping, so as to obscure surrounding houses. Espaliered apple trees, steel-framed pergolas, seating areas & a mix of ground textures together with a working pizza oven.
10 Loris Road, Hammersmith
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Park Road Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
These two gardens are next door to each other on the northern end of Park Road. No 36 is a city garden with distinct structure and formality based on a series of rooms within hedging.
Park Road Gardens,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Marksbury Avenue Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Five neighbouring gardens reflecting the enthusiasm and knowledge of their owners. One features many New Zealand natives and a variety of fruit trees incl figs, apricots and vines. A trampoline is cleverly screened by black stemmed bamboo and copper beech. There is calming water and a camomile lawn.
Marksbury Avenue Gardens, Richmond
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 101 Pepys Road - Open Garden for NGS
This garden will surprise you with its unexpected length (160ft) and beautiful individual rooms on different levels. Features incl informal planting with splendid mature trees, shrubs and an emphasis on colourful foliage, many raised organic veg beds, a hidden greenhouse and nature pond.
101 Pepys Road, New Cross
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 208 Walm Lane, The Garden Flat - Open Garden for NGS
Tranquil oasis of green. Meandering lawn with island beds, curved and deeply planted borders of perennials, scented roses and flowering shrubs. An ornamental fishpond with fountain.
208 Walm Lane, The Garden Flat,
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 12 Fairfield Road - Open Garden for NGS
This peaceful and secluded garden has been created on two levels with year-round interest and is packed with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as succulents, palms and bamboos.
12 Fairfield Road, Hornsey
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 35 Camberwell Grove - Open Garden for NGS
Plant packed 120ft x 20ft garden with charming backdrop of St Giles Church. Evolved over 30yrs into a romantic country style garden brimming with colour and overflowing with pots. In June, spectacular roses stretch the full length of the garden, both on the artist’s studio and festooning an old iron staircase.
35 Camberwell Grove, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - 4 Cornflower Terrace - Open Garden for NGS
Among the smallest front and back gardens featured, both have proven powerful, offering a calm retreat to help heal mind and body. Surrounding this East Dulwich terraced cottage are star jasmine, climbing roses, lavender and annuals providing colour & scent. Heucheras & huge bamboo weave cool and shade.
4 Cornflower Terrace, London
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Choumert Square - Open Garden for NGS
About 46 mini gardens with maxi planting in Shangri-la situation that the media has described as a Floral Canyon, which leads to small communal secret garden.
Choumert Square, Peckham
Sun 2 Jun 19

More details - Fenton House - Open Garden for NGS
Join the Gardener-in-Charge for a special evening tour. Andrew Darragh who brings over 10yrs experience from Kew to Fenton House will explore this timeless 1½ acre walled garden.
Fenton House, Hampstead
Tue 4 Jun 19

More details - The Charterhouse - Open Garden for NGS
Enclosed courtyard gardens within the grounds of historic Charterhouse, which dates back to 1347. English country garden style featuring roses, herbaceous borders, ancient mulberry trees and small pond. Various garden herbs found here are still used in the kitchen today.
The Charterhouse,
Wed 5 Jun 19

More details - 41 Southbrook Road - Open Garden for NGS
Developed over 14yrs, this large garden has a formal layout, with wide mixed herbaceous borders full of colour and interest, surrounded by mature trees, framing sunny lawns, a central box parterre and an Indian pergola. Ancient pear trees festooned in June with clouds of white Kiftsgate and Rambling Rector roses.
41 Southbrook Road,
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Spitalfields Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Hidden treasures behind some of the finest merchants and weavers houses in Spitalfields. Visit the courtyard of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings at 37 Spital Square, founded by William Morris in 1877.
Spitalfields Gardens, London
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Britten Sinfonia - Donizetti's Il Paria with Opera Rara
A rare chance to hear Il Paria, one of Donizetti’s most innovative and daring scores, conducted by Sir Mark Elder with Britten Sinfonia. Opera Rara is known internationally for bringing rare and neglected operas vividly back to life.
Milton Court Concert Hall, Milton Court, Silk Street
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Trumpeters House & Sarah's Garden - Open Garden for NGS
The 2 acre garden is on the original site of Richmond Palace. Long lawns stretch from the house to banks of the River Thames. There are clipped yews, a box parterre and many unusual shrubs and trees, a rose garden and oval pond with carp. The ancient Tudor walls are covered with roses and climbers.
Trumpeters House & Sarah’s Garden, Richmond
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - The Enormous Elephant Run
A family and dog friendly fun run with a difference! Whether you choose to wear an elephant onesie, your regular running gear or face paint it up, choose to run 5k or 10k in aid of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and their conservation work in Kenya. All ages welcome!
Clapham Common Fun Fair Site, Windmill Drive
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Enfield Race for Life Pretty Muddy 5k and Kids
The Race for Life is anything but a race. It’s your time to get together with friends and family and show cancer it won’t win. Cancer plays dirty but so do we! Pretty Muddy® isn’t like any other fundraising event.
Trent Park, Off Cockfosters Road, Enfield.
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - VIVALDI - FOUR SEASONS by Candlelight
Programme: CPE Bach – Sinfonia No. 2 Corelli – La Follia Telemann – Viola Concerto Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Indulge in the works of four giants of the baroque era - CPE Bach, Corelli, Telemann, and Vivaldi.
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Sat 8 Jun 19

More details - Copthall Group - Open Garden for NGS
Two small town gardens enthusiastically gardened by their plantaholic owners. 13 Copthall Gardens is a mature leafy garden in a quiet cul-de-sac. Emphasis on form and texture. Clipped shrubs, topiary, perennials and roses. Small pond. Portal to third dimension. Traditional Finnish swing seat.
Copthall Group,
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - Blackheath Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Grouped together for the 1st time are four lovely gardens, set among the gentle hills and winding roads of Blackheath area. A love of roses is a common thread. In Michaels Cl, a magnificent Rambling Rector rose blankets a hawthorn hedge with densely planted borders defined by paths, steps and low retaining walls.
Blackheath Gardens,
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - 27 Nassington Road - Open Garden for NGS
Double width town garden planted for colour and to support wildlife. Spectacular ancient wisteria, prolific roses; herbs and unusual fruit and vegetables in with the flowers. The main feature is a large eco pond with colourful planting in and out of the water and lots of mini-beasts.
27 Nassington Road, London
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - 1a Hungerford Road - Open Garden for NGS
Unique eco house with walled, lush front garden in modern exotic style, densely planted with palms, acacia, bamboo, ginger lilies, bananas, ferns, yuccas, abutilons and unusual understorey plants.
1a Hungerford Road,
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - 60 & 62 Hungerford Road - Open Garden for NGS
Two contrasting gardens behind a Victorian terrace. No. 62 is densely planted and mature, designed to maximise space for planting and create several different sitting areas, views and moods. Professional garden designer’s own garden.
60 & 62 Hungerford Road,
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - 31 West Park Road - Open Garden for NGS
Modern botanical garden with an oriental twist. Emphasis on foliage and an eclectic mix of unusual plants, a reflecting pool and rotating willow screens which provide varying views or privacy. Dry bed, shady beds, mature trees and a private paved dining area with dappled light and shade.
31 West Park Road, Richmond
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - 49 Loftus Road - Open Garden for NGS
Professional garden designer, Emma Plunket, opens her acclaimed walled garden. Richly planted, it is the ultimate hard working city garden with all year structure and colour incorporating fruit and herbs. Set against a backdrop of trees, this city haven is unexpectedly open and peaceful.
49 Loftus Road,
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - Enfield Race for Life 5k and 10k
The Race for Life is anything but a race. It’s your time to get together with friends and family and show cancer it won’t win. It’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about crossing the finish line any way you want. Let’s rally, raise money and beat cancer.
Trent Park Off Cockfosters Road Enfield
Sun 9 Jun 19

More details - Swakleys Cottage, 2 The Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Classic English cottage garden. The garden has been designed by Lady Booth and her late husband Sir Christopher Booth. The garden is charming and wraps around a 600 year old cottage. It consists of herbaceous borders which are dotted with vegetables, garden herbs & fruit trees.
Swakleys Cottage, 2 The Avenue, Uxbridge
Sun 9 Jun 19

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