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Cornwallis Crescent East
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Royal York Crescent
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We are pleased to announce that two new and very different gardens will open their gates to the public as part of GSSG this year. One is a Georgian communal garden and the other is a modern  garden designed by a local garden design company. 


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

We were lucky to have around 20 members of the PONITA (People of Note) community choir singing in various open gardens during  this year's event. 


They had several 'booked' performances but  also gave impromptu songs as they walked between the open gardens.


They sang a varied repertoire of songs and visitors were delighted to hear them.


They were enjoyed by many visitors to the GSSG event on Sunday and we hope they will come again next year.


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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