The hidden charms of some of the borough’s private green spaces are waiting to be explored during London’s upcoming Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the annual event is a chance to delve into the capital’s secret or lesser known garden squares.
Garden explorers can discover more about the nine green spaces in Hammersmith & Fulham taking part during the weekend of 17-18 June, or head farther afield to check out more than 200 sites across the capital.
Among the gardens that will be getting involved are Fulham Palace, where the Walled Garden will be open with four special guided tours planned, and the allotments next door, hosting tours, refreshments and a plant stall.
Meanwhile, the All Saints Vicarage garden, in Fulham High Street, has mature trees galore and a wildlife area.
By the Thames, the garden of the former home of printer Emery Walker will be open, while visitors can discover the gardens of his friend and colleague William Morris at nearby Kelmscott House, which contains plants featuring in Morris’s textile and wallpaper designs.
Also taking part in the weekend, which is organised by the London Parks and Gardens Trust, are the Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses.
Managed by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, the glasshouses will be showcasing fruit, vegetable and flower growing, as well as running activities and a plant stall.
The award-winning private gardens at John Betts House and Sycamore House will also be open during the weekend.
Sister housing for older people, that is part of the Hammersmith United Charities, the two private residences contain features including a pond, greenhouses, raised vegetable beds and bee-friendly plants.
To find out more about Open Garden Squares Weekend, or to book tickets, visit: www.opensquares.org.
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