Helping improve the green environment and creating a community hub

About The Friends of Barnsbury Square Gardens

The Friends of Barnsbury Square Gardens are a team of volunteers made up of local residents and regular visitors who work with the London Borough of Islington’s team and the wider local community to improve the green environment of the square and create a community hub where everyone of any age feels welcome.

More volunteers are always needed to help with gardening and events! The Friends of Barnsbury Square Gardens also apply for grants and funding to improve the square’s green environment or facilities and have in the past successfully applied for grants to renovate the hut  so that we can hold community events, and for the costs of substantial new planting.  We host school visits plus other one-off events like seasonal parties for the local community or an artist-in-residence visit,  and we also get Barnsbury Square Gardens included in London-wide events.

Contact: or look on notice boards in and around the square for details of events as well as in the Events section here.