Parks and green spaces

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Surfers Against Sewage launches long-term plastic waste clean-up
Charity urges public to join Million Mile Beach Clean, created to mark emergence from UK lockdown

Sandra Laville

08, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Relief in sight: Australian 'dunny hunt' launched to expand map of public toilets
One in four people is affected by incontinence, foundation says, and difficulty finding public loos is a ‘massive issue’

Mostafa Rachwani

03, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on botanical gardens: inextricably linked to empire | Editorial
Editorial: Kew Gardens is right to confront its role in the history of British colonialism and racism


02, Apr, 2021 @1:25 PM

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We need more than just 'be nice' advice from the updated Countryside Code | Carey Davies
The outdoors is more popular than ever, but there must be a well-funded, ambitious campaign to foster a love of the environment

Carey Davies

01, Apr, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Monsters, music and faded glamour: Crystal Palace Park, south London
A place of triumphs and disasters, this green space may no longer boast a regal glasshouse but retains an eccentric charm

Tim Lewis

14, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Designed with dreaming in mind: Sexby Garden, south London
A little ornamental oasis of calm and serenity in the middle of Peckham Rye

Kadish Morris

14, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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10 of the best places in Britain to see spring flowers: readers’ tips
From North Uist to Surrey our tipsters know where to head for spring blooms of every hue

Guardian readers

11, Mar, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Redistributing wealth and royal green spaces | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Simon Jenkins’ suggestion of turning Buckingham Palace’s gardens into a public space


02, Mar, 2021 @5:26 PM

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Parks have been a lifeline during the pandemic. Let's make Buckingham Palace a public space | Simon Jenkins
In lockdown, Britain’s open spaces have been relied upon as never before. It’s time for the royals to lead by example, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

25, Feb, 2021 @3:47 PM

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The world in one park: Irina Rozovsky's best photograph
‘If you’re standing still on a New York street, you’re either lost or crazy. But on the shores of this lake, I saw real stillness for the first time’

Interview by Diane Smyth

24, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Manhattan makeover for London with floating green walkway plan
The man who helped revitalise New York with a linear park on a disused elevated railway hopes to do the same for the UK capital

James Tapper

21, Feb, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Playgrounds grow up: 'It's not all the plastic, very engineered play spaces anymore'
After decades of off-the-shelf design, Australian playgrounds are becoming more sophisticated, more nature-based and more appealing to adults

Celina Ribeiro

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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