London Parks & Gardens protects our green capital. We help everyone to appreciate and access historic green spaces from our home at the iconic Duck Island Cottage in St James’s Park, SW1.  

London Open Gardens - 8 & 9 June 2024

Tickets for London Open Gardens 2024 are on sale now!

Celebrate 25 years of unique public access to over 100 secret or usually-closed gardens. Don’t miss our special pre-Christmas offer – an adult weekend ticket currently costs just £15 (saving 30%).

We welcome you to discover the history of London’s parks and gardens through our Inventory. Through our regular series of talks and our publications, you can also learn about the people that have shaped London’s parks and gardens and ongoing management challenges.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved as a volunteer, such as researching and recording, or helping to campaign to protect London’s precious landscapes.

From the Inventory this month:

When the Crystal Palace was moved to Sydenham Hill in 1852 after the Great Exhibition, pleasure grounds – now known as Crystal Palace Park – were laid out to surround it. Trees from the original planting survive as well as a number of lakes, part of a complex waterworks scheme which served some elaborate fountains. Visitors can also still enjoy the iconic Crystal Palace Dinosaurs!

Photo by Colin Wing 

Send your photos of London’s parks and gardens to us on Twitter or Instagram and we may feature you on our home page!

Support us

Members, volunteers and supporters are all vital to the future of the charity. Learn more about how you can get involved and be part of our important work.

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What’s On

Our Winter Lecture Series is now under way.

So too are preparations for London Open Gardens 2024.

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Our volunteers review weekly lists of projects that may impact historic green spaces, and respond where possible. Our current campaign is to protect Victoria Tower Gardens.

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