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Woburn Square has a new spring chapter

In November last year our staff sustainability champions braved the cold to spend an afternoon planting daffodil bulbs in Woburn Square.

Daffodils in Woburn Square
The daffodil season is between March and late April.

Over the past few weeks their hard work has paid off as we are now seeing beautiful flowers. Rising temperatures and sunny days have accompanied the arrival of the daffodils making a Woburn Square a great quiet lunchtime spot.

Daffodils aren’t just a pretty face, they are great for maintaining nutrients in the soil when the spring rains wash many of these away. In addition to being great for the soil bumblebees love them and they will provide a welcome pitstop for them in the Bloomsbury area.

Of the ten squares located in Bloomsbury, Woburn Square is the smallest. Built between 1829 and 1847 Woburn Square was designed by Thomas Cubit, who also worked on the east front of Buckingham Palace and Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s Isle of Wight retreat.

If you are interested in taking part in similar activities and joining our staff sustainability network email sustainability@london.ac.uk to register your interest.