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.  

Duck Island Cottage (c) Mark Wasilewski

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. Or get more deeply involved and join our Trustees – we are currently recruiting for a new Chair.

Enter the Autumn Raffle

Enter our Autumn Raffle for just £5 a ticket and you will have the chance to win one of ten wonderful prizes, including:

  • A year’s membership of Bingham Riverside, Twickenham
  • £300 cash sponsored by the journal The London Gardener 
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at Petersham Nurseries
  • Skuna BBQ Boat experience at West India Docks for 10 people

The closing date is 1 November and the draw will be held on 3 November 2023.

Photo of the Month

Burgess Park, Southwark, is the culmination of work begun in the 1940s to increase London’s public open space and form ‘green lungs’. Completed in 1995, it was created by demolishing houses and factories, infilling the disused Grand Surrey Canal and consolidating smaller green spaces. (Photo by Helen Monger)

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

With London Open Gardens over for another year we are now looking forward to our next Winter Lecture Series, beginning in October.

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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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