Open Garden Squares Weekend; Visit No 10 Downing Street Garden

March 18th, 2018 / London Attractions / No Comments »

Open Garden Squares Weekend; 10 Downing Street Ballot, (now closed)

Here’s a chance to explore the garden of 10 Downing Street in this FREE ballot being run by Open Garden Squares Weekend.  With a possible 48 places to be allocated from this public ballot, the successful entrants will enjoy a guided tour of the Prime Minister’s garden on 10 June 2018.  Notwithstanding trying your luck in the ballot, the Open Garden Squares Weekend offers you a chance to discover 200+ gardens & green spaces within London running on 9 & 10 June 2018.  Find out more details below on how you can enter the 10 Downing Street Ballot.

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1. Visit the Garden of No 10 Downing Street

Enter the FREE ballot for chance to visit the garden of 10 Downing Street on Sunday 10 June 2018 as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend.

There are 48 places up for grabs on the Downing Street Garden tour, (2 tours of 24 people), that will take place on 10 June. As demand is high each year for this event, a free public ballot is held by those that organise the Open Garden Squares Weekend and is now open.  Simply apply online before 5pm on 1 May 2018 where successful ticket holders will be notified at the beginning of June.  Both the terrace & garden at 10 Downing Street are open as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend. To apply go to Open Garden Squares Weekend – 10 Downing Street Ballot.

2. Open Garden Squares Weekend; 9 & 10 June 2018

The Open Garden Squares Weekend runs each year and offers the public a chance to explore over 200 gardens and natural spaces around London, many of which are not normally open to the public. In previous years we’ve come across gardens that have included Arlington Square, Gardens of Gray’s Inn, Fulham Palace, Kensington Gardens Square & Highbury Stadium Square, (formal Arsenal football stadium). Worth browsing through the full list of available gardens & green spaces to see what is included within this offer.

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10 Downing Street, The official London residence of the British Prime Minister

10 Downing Street, The official London residence of the British Prime Minister


3. Open Garden Squares Weekend Tickets

Whilst the 10 Downing Street ballot is FREE to enter, you will require a ticket to access the main catalogue of events. Adult weekend tickets are currently priced from £15pp that offers entry to participating venues.  Worth noting that not all gardens are open over the full weekend and some gardens require pre-booking.  Good to see that children under 12 years are FREE of charge, (they still require a ticket) with discounts for students & young people too.  More information available at Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Open Garden Squares Weekend is running on 9 & 10 June 2018.  The ballot is now open for a chance to explore the gardens of 10 Downing Street until 5pm on 1 May 2018.

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