The pergolas are now up at the Triangle Garden, transforming the refurbished meeting space and giving it a real sense of scale and structure. As well as acting as entrance points to the space, they provide a framework on which to grow a host of flowering climbers, providing nectar and pollen for bees, and a feast for the senses of people walking through. And finally, not to miss a function that vertical posts can provide, the pergolas will support a number of information boards telling people what's happening at the garden and how they can help pollinators in their own gardens.
Teddies of all shapes and sizes gathered at Ransom's Rec last week in their finest picnic outfits to be given prizes by the Triangle Garden judges at our latest fundraiser.
Also up for judging were an assortment of delicious cakes submitted to our Heritage Bake Off competition - almost all of which were kindly donated as refreshments for the afternoon.
New and old outdoor games were scattered about the Rec for families to enjoy including welly-wanging, sponge stocks, connect-four, skittles and quoits.
This is the 11th year that the Triangle Garden has held thier Apple Day in the Old Market Place in the centre of Hitchin. As well as our own stalls selling apples, apple juice and apple cakes, we had local apple expert Mike Clark from Tewin Orchard on hand to identify people's apples, brought on from their gardens.
Groundwork UK have just announced that they will treble the £5000 we raised this summer for our Treasured Spaces Appeal where previously they had agreed to match and double the money. So where before we had £15,000 to invest in our refurbishments of the Triangle Garden central meeting space, we now have £20,000.
A combination of lovely weather and the hard work and enthusiasm of our wonderful volunteer team, ensured that a great time was had by all at our annual Open Day and Fun Dog Show on 7th June.
The day kicked off with a relaxed family-friendly cycle ride from 11am-12.00, starting from Ransom’s Rec and led by a trained ride leader from the local Cyclists Touring Club.