Open Garden Squares Weekend

Feed your curiosity and explore over 230 private, secret and little-known gardens across 27 London boroughs over one very special weekend. Gardens range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, and include private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafés, schools and shops. One ticket gives access to numerous gardens across the weekend.

This year's Open Garden Squares Weekend is on 17-18 June 2017. Next year it is 9-10 June 2018.

Tickets and Guidebooks

Tickets are now on sale for Open Gardens Squares Weekend 2017:

Ticket Prices

Adult Weekend Advance Ticket

Available until midnight on Thursday 15th June 2017.

Adult Weekend Ticket

On sale in gardens on the weekend.

£12 per person
Group Rate Weekend Advance Ticket

Discounted rate for groups of 10+.

Family Ticket

Two adults + up to three young people (12-18).

Young Persons Weekend Ticket

Age 12-18.

Under-12s Weekend Ticket

All the tickets listed above will give you access to the gardens on Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday-only Ticket

On sale from 4pm on Saturday 17th June.

This will not give access to any gardens on the Saturday.

The ticket price includes a colour guidebook which can be picked up at gardens during their opening times or the City of London Information Centre. It can also be read on line.


Gardens open at various times and days may vary. Please be aware there are six gardens that can only be visited on pre-booked guided tours. Please see the Tickets page and the Frequently Asked Questions page for further details of tickets.

The ballot has now closed for places on tours of the garden of 10 Downing Street.

Booking has also opened for our programme of guided walks and special tours, exclusively for Open Garden Squares Weekend ticket-holders.

Become part of Open Garden Squares Weekend 2017!

Would you like to join us for our 2017 event? We are always on the look out for willing volunteers that can help us make Open Garden Squares Weekend happen. We are currently recruiting volunteer Area Co-ordinators who have the interesting job of finding and managing gardens in specific areas across the city. If this is something that you'd like to know more about, please contact