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  • Protected trees in the City of London
    Protected trees in City
  • Map of City Gardens
    Map of city Gardens

The Open Space Strategy sets out how we will protect and enhance the gardens in the City and create more spaces. It guides the management and planning of open spaces.

Download the Open Space Strategy 2015 (2MB) 

The Strategy was adopted in January 2015 as a supplementary planning document.

We carried out an Open Spaces Audit (3MB) to inform the preparation of the Open Space Strategy. The audit gives detailed information about the number, distribution and quality of the City’s open spaces.

Historic open spaces 

Historic England's Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England identifies over 1,600 sites assessed to be of national importance. The City of London has four registered parks and gardens within its boundary:

Further information

Our Biodiversity Action Plan sets out measures to encourage wildlife in open spaces and throughout the City.

We have a programme for the enhancement of the street scene to create additional and improved open space. Visit the City public realm pages for further information.

Open spaces can be searched on the interactive city map.

Find out more about City Gardens and other green spaces.