Legal gardens will be doing their bit for London’s annual celebration of its hidden - and often exclusive - green squares. Middle Temple, Inner Temple, Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn as well as Holloway and Wormwood Scrubs Prison gardens are all taking part in Open Garden Squares Weekend.
They are among more than 200 gardens across 27 London boroughs that will be open to the public on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June in an event run by the London Parks & Gardens Trust in collaboration with the National Trust. Sunday’s attractions include one-hour guided walks around the Middle and Inner Temple gardens.
Oh - and Sunday 10 June is also Slow Sunday. At 2pm there will be sessions on ‘slowing down and developing mindfulness’. Volunteers will encourage visitors ‘to explore their senses by listening, looking and smelling the world around them’. But fear not - after 30 minutes you can get back to the normal Sunday rat race. Details from Open Garden Squares Weekend website - quote LAWSOC12 (by 8 June) for a 10% discount.