Broomdasher Celebrate "Garden" Centenary At London Open Squares Weekend

Acapella folk group Broomdasher will mark the centenary of Percy Grainger's "English Country Garden" with a special show at Middle Temple Garden on Sunday 9 June as part of London Open Squares weekend.

They will sing their "Garden Set" at the atmospheric location in MiddleTemple Lane, by The Embankment, three times during the afternoon, to celebrate Percy Grainger's arrangement of the traditional folk song, which he composed in 1919 as a birthday present for his mother.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments as they listen to songs about flowers; spring; summer; harvest and love from the six-voice group, who have rapidly earned praise and plaudits in the folk world since they formed two years ago. said: "The glorious harmonies and finely crafted arrangements on their CD Nothing To Do With Me are an impressive calling card to bolster their already flourishinglive reputation"

Mike Norris, on the English Folk Dance and Song Society Radio Show said: "Six voices with lovely harmonies, they clearly enjoy singing"

This is the second year Broomdasher have performed as part of London Open Squares, a unique weekend when dozens of private gardens are open for the public to explore and enjoy. Gardens across 27 London Boroughs will be open on Saturday and Sunday June 8 and 9.