|Open Garden Squares Weekend|
Six local gardens will be opening their gates
London Parks & Gardens Trust have announced that 212 gardens in 27 London’s Boroughs will be taking part in the
annual and extremely popular Open Garden
Squares Weekend, which is held throughout
London on Saturday and Sunday,
June 9 and 10. And for the first time, the event will be in association with the National Trust.
Fulham Palace - open Saturday noon –3pm
Fulham Palace was home to the Bishops of London from AD 700 to 1973. The palace itself is an architectural treasure, including elements from the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods. It lies in 13 acres of lawn and gardens that still reflect the 18th-century landscape design. There are many interesting and unusual trees and plants.
Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments - open Saturday 11:30am – 3.30pm
Run by dedicated volunteers, FPMAA plays a vital part in local life. With 406 plots, an amazing cross-section of LBHF residents from all walks of life gain a unique and exceptional experience within this inner-city haven.
No. 7 Hammersmith Terrace is one of a terrace of 17 Georgian houses overlooking the Thames at the west end of Hammersmith’s Upper Mall. Full of original William Morris wallpapers, textiles and furniture, it is the best-preserved Arts-and-Crafts interior in Britain.
Activities: Shop open
William Morris Society - open :Sunday 10am - 5pm
William Morris lived at Kelmscott House at 26 Upper Mall for the last 18 years of his life. The small, shady lower garden contains a variety of ferns, which thrive well in its microclimate. The upper walled garden was replanted in 2007 and the largest garden contains a variety of roses, wild strawberries and a wonderful magnolia tree.
John Betts House - open 2pm - 5pm
John Betts House is part of the Hammersmith United Charities' Almshouses. The garden features many interesting plants, hanging baskets, a greenhouse, raised vegetable beds, a water feature and balconies with residents' container gardens. The garden is a beautiful safe haven, of which the residents are rightly proud.
H M Prison Wormwood Scrubs (special conditions apply)
Bounded on three sides by cell blocks and on the fourth by a fine Portland stone chapel, the central garden strongly resembles a traditional London square, laid out with paths, lawns, flowerbeds, trees and park benches. Hanging baskets and planters provide a colourful spectacle in summer.
June 7, 2012