How to Get Involved

London Open Gardens 12 June 2021

Every garden is important to us, and we would like to feature as many other gardens as possible across our supporting social channels and in bulletins leading up to the event, even if they are not featured in our live broadcast.

So here’s how you can be involved without the crew coming to you (on our social channels and, for some, we may be able to include a short snippet in the live broadcast):

Send us:

  1. Photos that show the best of your garden and the stories – the people in them!
  2. Videos – of your garden and the people who use / enjoy them. Minimum 30 seconds but right up to 2½ minutes, preferably without sound – unless it is an interview of course…

Send them straight away if you’d like to be featured in our bulletins leading up to the event. Show us what your garden looks like in March, April, May….

We will want to use the majority of the footage supplied during our programme on June 12th, so make sure you send us great video and images of your garden in May too and right up to June 12th.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When submitting images (including videos):

  1. Please see the permission form you will need to complete in order that we can feature your garden and footage.
  2. Please see the guide to taking the best images / video to supply to us.
  3. Send your images and footage, with the completed permission forms, to ogsw@londongardenstrust.org For large files, please use we-transfer.

Every garden that submits viable video of their garden with the correct permission form will be sent a free ticket (to watch the event on June 12) to the email address submitting the footage.

3. Engage with us on social media. Share your stories and start the conversation about your garden on our channels at:

  • Twitter @LDNGardensTrust
  • Facebook London Gardens Trust
  • Insta londongardenstrust
  • Look out for #LOG2021

Other ways your garden can be involved on the day:

  • Nominate a studio guest from your garden – we will be interviewing a number of garden representatives during the show. Is there someone you’d like to nominate? Deadline for nominations is the end of April – please email your Area Co-ordinator.
  • Take part in the live Q & A. Would your garden like to take part in the Q & A? Again contact your area co-ordinator and we can get back in touch when we have our Q & A subject.
  • Last – set up a garden quiz team. For the first 25 gardens that apply, we’ll give you up to four tickets to the nominated email addresses you give us, and you can take part on Saturday 12th June. No prizes just a good old bit of fun for gardens to pit their knowledge against each other. The quiz questions will be announced during the broadcast with answers at the end. Email office@londongardenstrust.org – with the name of your garden and your four nominated email addresses to receive the necessary unique token to access the live broadcast.

And don’t forget tell us about what you’ve got lined up for your garden on June 12 – so we can be sure to share your news.

About the Event

  • The virtual programme on Saturday 12 June will include interviews, a quiz, competition, films of gardens and lots of footage and images of as many gardens as we can squeeze in throughout the 90 minutes and will all be broadcast live from a studio in London from 5.30pm (UK), in the hope it will appeal to an international audience.
  • Whatever happens with COVID restrictions, we do not anticipate doing any part of London Open Gardens (LOG) with ticket buyers in gardens – it will all be online this year. However, we really want to involve you, and your gardens, if we possibly can.
  • We have secured a small budget courtesy of DCMS/NLHF Culture Recovery Grant that means we can professionally film 15 gardens in three-minute films to be included in our live online broadcast. We are currently in a consultation period to decide our shortlist. Gardens that will be filmed by us will be notified by Friday 26 March. Our selection is based on a range of criteria to try and best show the wide variety of exciting horticultural excellence across London.