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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019
Activities and events take place in many gardens over the Weekend, and we also offer a range of guided walks and cycle rides telling the stories that link together London's green spaces. 
 
The Museum of the Order of St John © Anna Barclay
The Museum of the Order of St John © Anna Barclay
Balloted garden tour: 10 Downing Street

Open Garden Squares Weekend is delighted to announce that the garden at Number 10 Downing Street will be opening again in 2019, only via a public ballot. Find out more about the ballot on our Downing Street web page.

There will be two tours on Sunday 9 June 2018 at 11.30am and 1.30pm. 24 places are available on each tour and these are allocated by public ballot.

The ballot is open to applications from 19 February at midday until 21 March at midday. 

Balloted garden tour: Coutts Skyline Garden

The ballot for Coutts Skyline Garden tours will open on 3 April.

The brainchild of executive chef Peter Fiori, who will accompany the tours, the garden lies on each side of a narrow walkway around the roof. It offers excellent views over the Strand, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Nelson’s Column.

Tours will be available on Saturday 8 June, and places will be allotted only by public ballot. Check back here for ballot details from 3 April. 

Guided walks and cycle rides

Our guided walks, led by experienced London tour guides, explore the significance of green spaces to London's architecture, culture and history and tie together a number of gardens within one geographical area. Cycling tours give an overview of London's green network and pass through some of the city's greenest and most characterful streets. 

Events in gardens
Many gardens offer tours or guided visits led by the gardeners themselves, and in some spaces you'll find singing groups, poets and performers of all kinds. Add to the mix a wide range of activities and crafts for children, wellbeing events, food and drink tastings and plenty of refreshments - we really do have something for everyone.