Garden Barges & Open Garden Squares Weekend

The Garden Barges at Tower Bridge are floating homes with gardens on the rooftops and gangways, and if you haven’t yet visited you should do so this year – the planting is looking gorgeous! Over the past year gardener Sophie Tatzkow has done a wonderful job and I look forward to seeing more of her plantings.

The view from the Garden Barges
The view from the Garden Barges

The ‘Long Borders’ are flourishing –

The 'Long Borders' on the Garden Barges The 'Long Borders' on the Garden Barges The 'Long Borders' on the Garden Barges

The side alleyways are equally beautiful and lush –

Garden Barges

Garden Barges

Do visit – just remember these are people’s homes.

Garden Barges

Woollon House

Docklands north of the Thames, Open Garden Squares Weekend

Tower Hamlets and Docklands may sound unlikely areas for beautiful gardens, but take a chance and journey east to explore the sites in the Docklands Area which are open during Open Garden Squares Weekend, 17 & 18 June! You won’t be disappointed – just check the Guidebook or the website to be sure which gardens are open on your chosen day.

Docklands south of the Thames in Open Garden Squares Weekend

The Docklands south of the Thames aren’t derelict! This historically important part of the Thames is home to some very imaginative conservation and regeneration projects – do venture south and east of the river and visit during Open Garden Squares Weekend.  There are some fascinating sites south of the Thames, in the former Surrey Commercial Docks and near Tower Bridge and they will be open during this weekend, 17 & 18 June! Check the Guidebook (if you already have a ticket) or the website to be sure which gardens are open on your chosen day.