Arsenal pitch turned Bradley-Hole garden one of 20 new spaces in London Open Garden Squares Weekend

Arsenal FC's former pitch redesigned by Christopher Bradley-Hole is one of 20 new gardens to be shown in this year's London Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Highbury Square Gardens was designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole
Highbury Square Gardens was designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole

The pitch at Highbury Stadium, now transformed into a minimalist modern garden in housing development Highbury Square joins a former shoe-making college-turned community garden where local people grow flax and plants to make fabric dye in Hackney, a sustainable edible roof garden on The Nomura Building in the City and a Notting Hill garden which children from Princes William and Harry’s former primary school use as a playground.

The event, on 14 and 15 June, will see classic London square gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, urban wildlife and ecology centres as well as the gardens of historic buildings, institutions and businesses, open to the public in 27 boroughs.

The annual event was established in 1998 and is run by the London Parks & Gardens Trust in association with the National Trust.

There are more than 200 gardens taking part overall.

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