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9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Barnard Park

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–16:00

Activities

This is one of the occasional community ‘pop-up’ days staged by the Friends of Barnard Park. Display about the history and development of the area with early photos and maps. Self-guided sheets and plant lists available. Refreshments (tea, coffee, cold drinks and home-made cakes). Activities for children. Live music.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Charlotte Terrace off Copenhagen Street plus 5 others
Nearest postcode: N1 0JW

Buses

153, 274 (Copenhagen St), 17,91, 259 (Caledonian Rd) many more at Angel

Stations

Angel, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Charlotte Terrace (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Main paths are tarmac, some sloping. Much of the grass is sloping and can be muddy

Dogs

Dogs on leads

The Garden

Barnard Park is a 10-acre public park with a rich history, stemming from the beginnings of cricket with Thomas Lord in the 18th century to WW2 bomb damage. Prefab housing followed wartime devastation before the creation of the park in the 1960s. In recent times the Friends of Barnard Park have created three new gardens and planted hundreds of bulbs. Visitors can see what can be achieved in a very long border under an avenue of lime trees, and the other challenges which the park has presented. The park has large grassy areas for sunbathing or picnicking and a large games pitch.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–16:00

Activities

This is one of the occasional community ‘pop-up’ days staged by the Friends of Barnard Park. Display about the history and development of the area with early photos and maps. Self-guided sheets and plant lists available. Refreshments (tea, coffee, cold drinks and home-made cakes). Activities for children. Live music.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

Charlotte Terrace off Copenhagen Street plus 5 others
Nearest postcode: N1 0JW

Buses

153, 274 (Copenhagen St), 17,91, 259 (Caledonian Rd) many more at Angel

Stations

Angel, King's Cross

Cycle hire station

Charlotte Terrace (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Main paths are tarmac, some sloping. Much of the grass is sloping and can be muddy

Dogs

Dogs on leads

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