Queens Square Gardens – A Wee Green Oasis In London
Queens Square Gardens is another… yes another hidden garden that I stumbled upon while aimlessly wandering around the Bloomsbury area of London – it almost seems like there is a wee gem of a garden around every corner in this part of London!
Queens Square was originally laid out in 1716 as an elongated rectangle with the garden as is always the case a central focal point. The gardens feature a variety of mature trees, bedding displays and a rose garden, along with a few pieces of public art – my favourite pieces being a Silver Jubilee planter inscribed with a poem by Philip Larkin, Sam the Cat, and the Mother and child sculpture by Patricia Finch.
During the Second World War, over 2000 men, woman and children slept in an air raid shelter below the Square. A Bomb from a German Zeppelin landed on the Gardens in 1915, thankfully no one was killed!
For more on the history of Queens Square Gardens…
Queen Square Gardens is nice wee green oasis which is worth a visit if you are in the area.