The Paragon
Richmond Terrace
The Polygon
Japanese Garden Maple Leaf Court
Cornwallis Crescent East
St. Vincent's Rocks
Royal York Crescent
Maple Leaf Court Mediterranean Courtyard


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We are pleased to announce that three new and very different gardens will open their gates to the public as part of GSSG this year. Two are communal gardens, and one is a modern private  garden designed by a local garden design company. 


GSSG committee are currently planning this year's event so check back again soon for full details.

The PONITA (People of Note) community choir will again be singing in various open gardens during this year's event on Sunday between 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

In addition, we are pleased to announce that the CANTA NOVA choir from Bristol's twin city Hannover, Germany will be joining them!


They have several 'booked' performances but will also be singing as they walk between the open gardens. Listen out for them as you visit the open gardens.


The lucky garden hosting the choirs this year are Worcester Terrace, The Paragon and St. Vincent's Rocks. Details on List of Open Gardens page soon.



Green Squares & Secret Gardens 2019

8th & 9th JUNE

Join us on 8-9 June for the Green Squares and Secret Gardens weekend 2019

For two days in June some of Bristol's hidden gardens and green spaces open their gates for the public to enjoy and explore.

With the purchase of a GSSG ticket, you can discover a variety of gardens which are usually closed to the public - and enjoy a range of activities and experiences for all the family. From barbeques and afternoon teas, to croquet and community choirs, there are lots of reasons to linger and enjoy the environment.

The Green Squares and Secret Gardens weekend showcases some of the best gardens and green spaces that make up the rich tapestry of Clifton and Hotwells’ secret green infrastructure.

Green Squares and Secret Gardens 2019 takes place on 8 and 9 June. Check these pages nearer the time for the latest updates.

In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from GSSG 2018 in pictures.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.

To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul”.

Alfred Austin

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