What is it?

Garden Square News is a twice-yearly magazine which serves the communal garden squares of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Its aim is to provide useful information to the garden committees which run these much-loved green spaces, and to offer articles which are very closely targeted to the needs and interests of people living around London’s communal gardens. 

What's in it?

The topics range from how to deal with your urban foxes to profiling the tycoons who are snapping up the garden freeholds sold at auction. Most garden square residents consider it a must-read publication, and the subscription renewal rate is currently 95 percent. Because of the high quality of the articles the magazine has been given civic service awards by the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea. 

How do I join?

Garden square committees can subscribe to the magazine for £55 per year, a fee which guarantees five copies of each issue are delivered to the committee’s designated recipient. Very often the magazine is also distributed around the square to all the residents for no extra charge, although this is not guaranteed. Typically, about 80 percent of subscribing squares get Garden Square News distributed to all houses. Individuals can subscribe for £20 per year, a fee which entitles the subscriber to one copy of the spring issue and one copy of the autumn issue delivered by post or by hand.