As part of Open Gardens Square Weekend, the residents of John Betts House and Sycamore House invite you to enjoy their special gardens. They work alongside the Hammersmith United Charities gardener and horticulturalist to make safe, beautiful environments for people to share and enjoy as neighbours which helps foster a great sense of community.

John Betts House, Rylett Road W12 9NJ: Using plants, colours, perfume, texture and based on organic principles they help the environment planting for butterflies, bees and birds. The gardens are a platform for workshops and social events enabling people to work in their own part of the garden, or to simply relax and enjoy. Open 2pm – 5pm. Homemade cakes and plant sale.


Sycamore House, Sycamore Gardens W6 0AS: The sheltered housing gardens continue to win awards. Sycamore House was awarded Gold in the Large Community Garden category of the London Garden Society 2014 annual competition. Open 2pm – 5pm. Tea, coffee, homemade cakes, plants and craft stall.

There are over 200 gardens to explore across 27 London boroughs ranging from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental. Tickets for the whole weekend cost £10 and children under 12 go FREE.

About Hammersmith United Charities

Helping poor and disadvantaged residents since 1618.

They support local people to build their confidence and resourcefulness, develop their own talents and skills, connect people together and strengthen relationships and neighbourliness within and across diverse communities.

They do this by managing vibrant sheltered housing communities for older people, funding community based grants programme, including the Wormholt & White City Big Local and by working with local people, organisations and businesses. A great way to show your support for our next 400 years is to leave a legacy.

Contact: 6 Glenthorne Mews, London, W6 0LJ, 020 8741 4326,