The days are short and the nights are still long but there are the first signs of spring in Fitzrovia’s Whitfield Gardens. A clump of snowdrops have emerged from the cold soil and will be the first of the year’s flowers to bloom. More snowdrops will be on their way followed by daffodils and other bulbs which were planted in December.
Despite the cold Whitfield Gardens is a popular place to sit and relax away from the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road. Lunchtimes, even in January, are almost as popular as the summer when people seek out some comfortable wooden benches to sit and eat their lunch or meet with friends for a chat.
The Friends of Fitzrovia Parks are planning to continue the planting of flowers and are keen to establish some native wildflowers to encourage bees and other important pollinators.
If you want to get involved with planting in Whitfield Gardens this spring, please get in touch with us and ask to be added to our email list. We plan to organise planting in March.
Starting tonight there will be four evenings of an art installation on the piazza in Whitfield Gardens, part of Lumiere London.