New spaces join old favourites for London Open Gardens this year, in support of the work of London Parks and Gardens (LPG).
Tickets on sale now
Weekend tickets give exclusive access to over 100 gardens not normally open to the public, on both Saturday and Sunday (a small number require pre-booking). Historic-themed guided tours, suggested walking routes and ever-popular cycling tours, taking in a selection of the gardens, will also be on offer. Make sure you book your tickets today and start planning your weekend.
Use the garden selector to search for gardens based on their location, features, facilities and a range of other criteria. You can use the search tool to find family-friendly gardens, dog-friendly gardens, rooftop gardens or historic gardens, alongside a range of other themes.
A free printed guide will be available to collect in gardens (it will not be posted out) and is also available online so that you can plan your visit. The printed guide takes the form of an A5 (folding out to A2) map.
On occasion, gardens have to make changes to their opening hours or activities after the guide is printed. Please see the list of changes and updates to the programme for the latest amendments.
This year’s gardens
Explore over 100 unique and hidden green spaces which are not normally accessible to the public, including historic, traditional, contemporary and experimental gardens across the capital. These include formal squares and rooftop terraces with commanding city views, as well as community allotments and wildlife havens.
Seven new spaces open their gates for the first time this year, including:
- the rewilded OmVed Gardens, Highgate, with its wild flower meadow and vegetable patches;
- 245 Hammersmith Road, which offers ticket holders special access to spectacular views across the city from its terrace;
- the stylish roof garden at 25 Cannon Street, next to St Paul’s Cathedral – a recently created jewel in the heart of London.
A further 20 gardens, including the 17th century Kitchen Garden at Chiswick House and Eversheds Sutherland Vegetable Garden, are being welcomed back after a hiatus.
We are delighted that the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association (MPGA) are once again supporting London Open Gardens. Visit the MPGA website to find out more about the Assocation, its programmes and the grants it gives.
For a taste of what’s to come this June, enjoy this film about four of last year’s participating gardens.
We depend on volunteers to run this outdoor event; your support helps us raise funds to protect some of London’s most valuable green spaces.