London,
29
November
2018
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17:03
Europe/London

Improvements to the Red Lion Square Gardens in Bloomsbury

One of Camden’s best-loved and historic squares has recently benefited from a range of improvements undertaken by Camden Council.

Originally laid out in 1698 and taking its name from a famous local inn, The Red Lyon Inn, Red Lion Square is a secluded green oasis tucked away in the busy area of Holborn.

Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment
“Red Lion Square is very popular location with residents, workers and visitors, but a recent public engagement told us that many people wanted a new lease of life for the gardens.

“Funded externally through Section 106 planning obligations, the main focus of our work has been creating a planting scheme that will see the park become a rich habitat for all kinds of a pollinating insects and animals throughout the year.”
Councillor Adam Harrison, Cabinet Member for Improving Camden's Environment

The project refurbished all the Square’s paths, benches and bins, whilst introducing new signage to help visitors find their way.

Much of the planting has been completed by local volunteers, who either live or work in the area, in partnership with Bee-Midtown,

Tass Mavrogordato, Chief Executive of Bee Midtown said:

“In the heart of Holborn, Red Lion Square Gardens is a fantastic location and one of our islands of calm in a dynamic, bustling environment.

“We are pleased that we have been able to assist Camden Council in identifying volunteers from local businesses who have been delighted to get involved in refurbishing and improving the gardens for the benefit of all.”