The Garden has a team of gardeners who conduct regular maintenance.
For more specialised tasks we outsource to various experts.
The committee itself is made up of volunteers from the Square.
Please consider getting involved, particularly if you think there are areas for improvement.
This autumn the north end of the south lawn has been greatly improved The lawn has been reseeded and in one patch we experimenting with “Nordic Lawn”, a matting which allows the grass to grow through it and protects the grass against damage when conditions are not optimal. This area now has timed irrigation.
The bed to the east side of this area has been replanted with new hedging plants and smaller plants in front. This area also has timed irrigation.
On the North lawn, the rose bed in the centre has been slightly increased in area, edged with metal EverEdge. This gives the border of the bed a sharp finish and an edge that the lawn mowers can cut to.
The new hedge of Teucrium x Lucidrys has been planted. This is an alternative to Box and doesn’t suffer from box blight.
We have a rolling schedule of pruning.
Every year the sixteen London Plane trees are inspected for disease & Massaria virus.
This year we will be looking at pruning back the bay trees and scaling them back in line with the original garden design.
Birds in the Garden
This is an initiative by the big central London estates (Crown Estate, Grosvenor, Portman, Howard de Walden and Shaftesbury) to encourage birds, bees and bats back into this iconic area.
Montagu Square is especially involved thanks to the efforts of Nannette Pigaga who originally installed bird feeder and nesting boxes, giving the birds all the right kinds of food! This role has now been taken on by Sue Smith.
Further information www.wildwestend.london