Have you ever wondered what’s behind those hedges and locked gates that keep riffraff out of the many private garden squares in London? If so, then this special weekend is what you’ve been waiting for — they will be open to the public — tickets range from £10 to £20.

Here’s an amazing list of  over 200 of them spread across all 27 boroughs of London:


Buttons to click to get to maps showing the parks’ locations — and for each park: descriptions, photos, and list of the park’s facilities.

The weekend’s home page: London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend

Not Square?

The Dull Men’s Club wishes to point out, as dull men like to measure things, that not all of these ‘garden squares’ are actually square. Many are rectangles. There is at least one oval. There’s even a trapezoid.

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Eaton Rectangle


Grosvenor Oval


Cleveland Trapezoid

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Bryanston Rectangle


Gordon Rectangle