Be there or be square: Portman Estate's Open Garden Squares Weekend
"Feed your curiousity and explore London's private, secret, and little-known gardens across the city over one unmissable weekend."
For one very special weekend in June, The Portman Estate teamed up with the London Parks & Gardens Trust to celebrate London's glorious green spaces. Over 200 green spaces - many typically closed to the public - opened their gates for public enjoyment and discovery across the weekend.
The Portman Estate opened Portman Square - developed in the 18th century by Henry William Portman on 200 acres of meadow inherented from a Tudor ancestor. In 2018, the garden is now private, occupying 2.5 acres of land, and equipped with notable London plane trees, a variety of shrubs, and a children's play area and tennis court.
Owing to its success, the garden won the Silver Award in the 2017 London Gardens Society Competition for the 'Largest Private Square' category.
Weekend tickets were available (at a range of tiered prices), and included access to all gardens and the activities and events hosted within them.