The Urban Jungle: A Survival Guide

On 17 March 2017, the LGN’s seminar took place at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The seminar focused on the challenges facing our gardens today and how biosecurity can help us. The seminar was a great opportunity to network with fellow professional gardeners and there was time to catch up with friends and colleagues and look around the … Read More

New London Gardens Network Logo

After seven years of our hand drawn logo, the LGN committee have decided to refresh its design. WaterBear Design Consultancy were commissioned to advise on our visual identity, helping us to achieve a fresh new look for our website and social media platforms. The new logo is based on a Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown garden plan. The logo was chosen to … Read More

Behind the scenes of a London park

A park in the city is a bit like a watering hole in the desert. They are both vital resources in their environments, indispensable to almost anything within walking distance. They are also both places where a huge diversity of life comes together. Just take a moment to consider the range of interests that a city park serves during a … Read More

Big Effect: Subtle Technique Seminar

We gardeners know, that despite the countless benefits allied to our chosen vocation, it can often be quite a physical and insular way of working, often forming closer relationships with plants than we do with people. I was in high spirits then, that I found myself excited at the prospect of spending the day in the company of other like-minded, … Read More

Historic Roots: New Shoots Seminar

“Being a self-employed maintenance gardener, often working in a very solitary way at improving the domestic gardens of West Kent, I make it my mission to seek out networking opportunities within horticulture. This may involve attending short courses at places such as RHS Wisley or at land-based colleges such as Hadlow College in Kent or Capel Manor: a sort of … Read More

200th anniversary of the Italian Garden at Chiswick House

Designed in 1814 by Lewis Kennedy, the 6th Duke of Devonshire, went about commissioning the young landscape gardener. Kennedy drew up a semi-circular ‘Italian Garden’ in front of the Conservatory (that had been completed a year earlier). To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Italian Garden, 4,500 bedding plants have been planted by the garden staff alongside our enthusiastic volunteers. … Read More

Camellia Festival at Chiswick House & Gardens

The 4th Camellia Festival will be opening at Chiswick House and Gardens on Saturday, following a preview on Thursday 27 February 2014. The Deputy Lieutenant of Hounslow, Ms Maria Pedro, will be attending the preview.