Today (Mon 7th June) is the final day to buy discounted tickets to the Open Garden Squares Weekend that runs this very Saturday and Sunday (12th-13th June). Ticket prices are £7.50 in advance but £9 if bought during the weekend. The ticket acts as an unlimited pass for the whole weekend, which seems to be rather good value for money. That also gets you a copy of the printed guidebook.
The gardening version of London Open House Weekend is where us mere mortals are allowed to wander around those closed off garden squares that act as glorified roundabouts in the posher parts of London – or peek like nosy people at private gardens that people have managed to create in our polluted atmosphere.
Many of the gardens have various additional events going on from guided tours to music, refreshments or exhibitions.
A couple of months ago when the initial details were announced, I converted their long list of venues into an interactive map – and last night updated it with all the latest updates.
Tickets are now available online or via the electric telephone at 020 8347 3230 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm). If you miss the ticket sales deadline, the map has an option to show the venues selling tickets on the day.