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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

What's on

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
Music at the Museum of the Order of St John
(© Anna Barclay)
What are Gardens For?

Chelsea Fringe Panel Discussion

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 6-8.30pm

At Coutts Skyline Garden

Nigel Dunnett, Kathryn Rossiter, Pilar Medrano Dell, Claire Ratinon
Ruth Holmes, London Parks & Gardens Trust Chair of Trustees


Balloted garden tour: Coutts Skyline Garden
The ballot for Coutts Skyline Garden tours is now open.

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. Places will be allotted only by public ballot, open till 16th May.

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Museum of Architecture: Woodland Creature House and Garden Making Workshop - Ballot

Sunday 9th June 2019 11am-12.30pm

at Eversheds

The Museum of Architecture's School for Creative Thinkers, the team behind the Victoria & Albert's Gingerbread House making, presents its Woodland Creature House and Garden-making Workshop.  Create your own unique miniature house and garden, planting the landscape and arranging the surroundings from natural materials. Learn how landscape and architecture work together to make inviting spaces for their inhabitants, and take home your living creation.

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Tasty Talk by Juliet Sargeant, Chelsea Gold Medal Winner - Ballot

Sunday 9th June 2019 3-4pm

at Eversheds

Foraging has become all the rage over the last few years, but have you ever thought about what you can forage from your own back garden? Meet RHS Chelsea gold medal winner Juliet Sargeant, and former chef to Pavarotti, Samantha Matthews, for a unique garden talk and tasting menu. Learn how many of the plants we grow for looks can also be great for eating, including lime leaves and sedums, hostas, and lavender. Try five unusual flavour combinations and leave with plenty of inspiration to try edible plants at home.

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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. Details available from 30th April.

Cycling tours give an overview of London's green network and pass through some of the city's greenest and most characterful streets. Further details »

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.