Brentham Finds a Place in the History of Street Trees

A fascinating new book by Mark Johnson “Street Trees in Britain – A History” is an authoritative account of how trees went from being absent or random elements in the urban landscape to important components in the design of streets.

While mainly about Britain the history and influence of tree planting in other countries is included throughout.

Highly entertaining and readable it moves from ancient Egyptian avenues and the French promenades of the 17th century to the concrete landscapes of modern town development and, of course, Brentham has its own section.

This book would be enjoyed by anyone with love of history and trees so it might be a good idea to start early Christmas shopping by taking advantage of the special pre-publication offer at £29.95 – click here for more detail.

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Brentham Open Gardens

Sunday 11th June

Brentham Open Gardens afternoon.

Click on poster for details.

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Brentham Club Open Day and May Day Parade

Saturday 13th May sees the annual May Day parade round the Brentham estate. A wonderful tradition dating back over 100 years. Come along and enjoy the spectacle. Parade starts at 2-30pm.

While in the vicinity why not drop in to the Brentham Club and try your hand at or watch one of the many sporting activities available. The Top Bar and terrace will be open from 12 midday. Club information and tours of the Grade II listed building will be available on request – everyone welcome.


For more on May Day click here

For more on The Brentham Club click here

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Brentham Residents’ Opinion Survey

Brentham Garden Suburb is one of Ealing’s most attractive and important Conservation Areas.  Built in a distinctive architectural style with a semi-rural feel and a strong sense of community, it has become one of Ealing’s most sought-after residential locations.  The Brentham Society, a registered charity, exists to ensure the estate stays special by helping to conserve it’s unique architectural, environmental and community features.  It does this by giving advice to residents and to Ealing Council on planning applications on, or affecting the estate, by organising regular social and community activities for residents, and by working to further interest in and knowledge about Brentham Garden Suburb.

We’d like to know what you think about the way the Brentham Society works for residents of the estate. Closing date – by 22nd May. The survey is now closed. 

Thank you for your help. Gina Mallin (Chair Brentham Society)

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2017 Open Gardens

This year Open Gardens will be held on Sunday 11th June.

If you are interested in opening your garden, helping with teas or selling programmes – please contact Sheila at 



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Brentham Club – New Social Membership – Offer Closed

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Only £25 each for the first year when 4 new members join together. Normal single annual membership £90.

Why not group together with your neighbours and support our local community facility.

All members receive a 10% discount on all food and drink in the coffee shop and 15% in the bars, and to some club organized events such as bridge classes (upon production of valid membership card).

Membership forms (here) to be completed by each new member. Offer ends 31st March 2017

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New Brentham Merchandise

These tea towels show images from our extensive archive. Printed on top quality Panama Cotton, hemmed on 4 sides, measuring 78 x 49 cm and priced at £6-50 each, or £20 for the set of four, they make ideal gifts.

Only available direct from The Brentham Society – contact us here



For our full range of merchandise visit our shop

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Recycling – a local scheme

Local Cafe, Cinnamon, on Pitshanger Lane has come up with a really useful idea and is recycling coffee grounds for customers to take for their gardens.

Do help yourselves, enrich your Brentham garden and at the same time support a local recycling initiative.


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Annual General Meeting


The Brentham Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th March  at 8pm in the main hall of The Brentham Club. Our guest speaker is Sarah Rutherford who will be giving an illustrated talk on  ‘The Arts and Crafts Garden’.

Sarah was head of English Heritage Historic Parks and Gardens Register and is now a freelance consultant, creating conservation plans. Her book “Garden Cities” contains several references to, and photos of, Brentham.


Sarah’s book

There will be a stall offering our books, mugs and stationery as well as copies of Sarah’s book. We will also be introducing a special new range of Brentham merchandise.

Refreshments will be served – all welcome.

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May Day Registration

2017_mayday_registrationRegistration for this year’s May Day parade takes place on Thursday 16th March between 4pm and 5-30pm in the hall at The Brentham Club.

Enrolment fee is £12

Rehearsals will be on Thursdays at 4pm starting Thursday 23rd March.

May Day Parade is Saturday 13th May

For further details contact the organisers at




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