Apologies to all you Out of Towners, but this weekend, I will be indulging in the voyeurism of London’ s Open GardenSquares Weekend:
“From historic and well-groomed squares, to contemporary community allotments and roof gardens – there is a garden for everyone to discover, explore and enjoy.”
Having enjoyed its 15th year in 2013, soaking up the glorious sunshine, I jumped at the chance of having another nose into the Secret (and not so secret) Gardens of the Big City.
Sometimes, especially in London, it’s easy for the rat race to rush on past and not take a pause and take in the green spaces – many of which, you won’t realise are even there.
Last year we started with a brief taster in the City and went on to discover the hidden gems of St Pancras and Islington.
One of my favourites, Arlington Square, featured in one of your favourite posts, TheGood, The Fab and the Ugly? The other was King Henry’s Walk Garden.
Both are fine examples of community spaces brought to bloom, by people who care about each other.
This year we're hoping to discover Kensington, Brompton and Chelsea. A different vibe and a different area of London – and for a £10 ticket, we get the key to the garden gate.
And with that, there's only one more thing to say ... mine's a Pimms!