EARL'S COURT SQUARE GARDEN

Established under the Kensington Improvement Act 1851

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GARDEN EVENTS

LONDON OPEN SQUARE GARDENS, 8th-9th June 2024

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Feed your curiosity and explore London's private, secret and little-known gardens across the city over one very special weekend presented by London Parks & Gardens.

Gardens range from the historic and  traditional to the new and experimental, and include private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafes, schools and shops. As usual Earl's Court Square Garden will be participating.

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PAST EVENTS 2024

Garden Committee Annual General Meeting 2024

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The AGM was held in person at St. Cuthbert's with St. Mathias School, Warwick Rd on Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 7.15 pm.

The AGM of Earl's Court Square Garden Committee was held in accordance with the Kensington Improvement Act 1851 and only Garden Charge Payers who were resident in the Square more than one year were eligible to attend and vote.

Katrina Quinton was re-elected as Chairman. The annual budget was presented and approved. Anastasia Bouvier stepped down as a member of the Sub-Committee and Secretary. The remaining sub-committee were re-elected, Hossam Alsaady was elected as a new member of the sub-committee and Anne-Francoise Castigilioni was co-opted into the sub-committee.

Download the Chairman's report for 2023

RSPB BIG GARDEN BIRD WATCH, 26th-28th January 2024

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Residents signed up and took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, the world's largest wildlife survey. Spending an hour in the garden, their balcony or even the local park between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th January they recorded the birds they saw using the RSPB's handy guide and tally chart then shared results with RSPB.


PAST EVENTS 2023

Garden Committee Annual General Meeting 2023

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The AGM was held in person at St. Cuthbert's with St. Mathias School, Warwick Rd on Thursday 19 January 2023 at 7.15 pm.

The AGM of Earl's Court Square Garden Committee was held in accordance with the Kensington Improvement Act 1851 and only Garden Charge Payers who were resident in the Square more than one year were eligible to attend and vote.

Katrina Quinton was re-elected as Chairman. The annual budget was presented and approved unanimously. The existing sub-committee were re-elected.

Download the Chairman's report for 2022

Coronation Celebration with brass band
3.30pm-5pm Saturday 6th May 2023
4:45PM Children's Fancy Dress Pageant with prizes for best King and Queen.
Tea and coffee was provided.
All were welcome.

London Open Gardens
10th-11th June 2023, 10am-5pm both days
A very special weekend presented by London Parks & Gardens.

Gardens ranged from the historic and  traditional to the new and experimental, and included private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafes, schools and shops. As usual Earl's Court Square Garden participated both days.
Music was performed in the afternoons 2pm-5pm.

ESCRA Annual Summer BBQ & Disco
5-11pm, 24th June 2023.

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New Playground Equipment Installed

The Garden Subcommittee placed an order with ESP Playgrounds for a new play frame to replace the old structure. The work to remove the old and install the new took place in July 2023.


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Open Air Film Night
7th September 2023. Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
10am to midday, Thursday 19th October 2023.
Thanks to everyone who turned up and helped raise £150 for Macmillan with the ‘Bring and Buy’ table for unwanted gifts while enjoying refreshments.

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Leaf Raking Party 2023
3-4pm Sunday 26th November 2023.
A great success and hard work raking autumn leaves. Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and sausage rolls were provided.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with ECSRA
4pm-6pm Sunday 10th December 2023.
A lovely event in the garden organised with the Residents Association where all enjoyed carols, mulled wine, mince pies and treats from the tree for the children once the lights went on to invoke a sense of Christmas Cheer and good will.

PAST EVENTS 2022

Garden Committee Annual General Meeting 2022

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A general meeting of the garden committee was held on Tuesday 18th January 2022 via Zoom for purposes of annual vote under Kensington Improvement Act on the 2022 Budget and Garden Levy. The budget presented and approved unanimously was for an unchanged Garden levy.

ECSRA History of the Square Walk
Walks were held on Sunday 6 March 2022 at 10:00 and 11:00 in the garden with refreshments. Christine Powell, who led the walks with Sue Lupton, has written an article about "The Architecture of Earl's Court Square". See ECSRA's website to read the article.

The Big Jubilee Lunch
Queen's Platinum Jubilee "Bring a Plate" Afternoon Tea with musical entertainment. An ECSRA and ECS Garden Committee event 3pm - 4.30pm on Sunday 5th June 2022. A brass quintet, tea & coffee.

London Open Gardens Weekend
Open Gardens returned with over 100 usually-closed gardens opening to the public. Gardens ranged from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental, and included private gardens, roof gardens, community allotments, gardens belonging to historic buildings, institutions, cafes, schools and shops. 

Earl's Court Square Garden participated both days, 10am-5pm Saturday/Sunday 11-12th June 2022, with music both afternoons.

This year, instead of a printed guide book, all information moved online in order to produce an environmentally sustainable event.

ECSRA Annual BBQ/Disco
Saturday 9th July 2022, 5pm-11pm. DJ Jerry Shilingford.

CANCELLED ON THE NIGHT - Open Air Film Night
Breakfast At Tiffany's
19:00-21:30 Thursday 8th September 2022.

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Garden Club!
Sunday morning fun for parent and child 2021 - summer 2022.

ECSRA lighting the Christmas Tree
Sunday 11th December 2022, 4-6pm

PAST EVENTS 2021

Garden Committee Annual General Meeting 2021

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The Annual General Meeting of the Earl’s Court Square Garden Committee was held on 14 January 2021 by Zoom and proxy vote. A reduced Garden Charge was set following a Covid-19 attributed under-spend on the garden and heavy demand for garden access from Garden subscribers.

Key Eligibility Check 2021

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Key holders were kindly asked to confirm their continued eligibility for garden access by sending a copy of their 2021 council tax bill showing their name, address and bill date by 1st May 2021 to the Secretary.
Copies of Council Tax bills were deleted as soon as eligibility was confirmed.
If we did not hear from you by 1st May 2021, the key registered to you will have been cancelled.

London Open Gardens
5.30pm-7pm, 12th June. Originally known as the Open Squares Weekend, this event was rebranded as London Open Gardens. Non-refundable tickets were on sale from londongardenstrust.org. This was a live-stream, interactive event hosted by Sarah Greene.

ECSRA Annual BBQ 2021
July 3rd 2021 - Cancelled due to Covid

Soirées Musicales
Live jazz in the garden was played Thursday 29th July 2021, 7pm-9pm with cheese and wine for key holders only (and those residents already registered on the existing waiting list for a key).

Open Air Film Night
Friday 3rd September 2021.

Garden Club!
26th September, 3rd October, 17th October, 31st October, 14th November & 12th December 2021

ECSRA Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday 11th December 2021