This week we began to harvest our apricots, jostaberries, and redcurrants. Our apricot trees, planted in our Forest Garden, are varieties that do well in northern Europe - namely Flavourcot, Tomcot and Orange Summer. It's the first of these that has had a bumper crop this year, also our most mature tree. These new cultivars have been bred to flower later than traditional varieties and therefore usually escape the late frosts that so often blight apricots in the UK.
Today another bunch of willing employees from local building components company Crane, joined our Garden Club regulars to tame the weeds in the Forest Garden ready for our Open Day on Sunday. Luckily they had good weather and really seemed to enjoy their morning. Well done guys and thank you!
We hope to see you and your families on Sunday when we host our Open Day, Bake Off and Fun Dog Show on Ransom's Rec.
We're very excited to see what this month's volunteers from local company Crane have been up to! On their April visit, the team of six split into two groups - one helped Garden Club build two new raised beds for our Growing Ability project, and one group started to paint the woodwork inside the Pavilion. The next group of Crane volunteers are due to visit on 4th May - we can't wait to see what they achieve!
We very much enjoyed our recent Quiz Night and are delighted to announce that it raised £700 this year for our projects! Big thanks go to the events team who organised it and to all who attended. Special thanks go to Brigid Bassindale and her boys for setting and scoring another top-notch evening of quizzery!
Today marked the first day of a mutually beneficial relationship for the Triangle Garden: it was our first volunteer morning with employees from local components company Crane, of Wilbury Way. Crane's American parent company have a very strong community ethos and we are delighted that their Hitchin branch has chosen us as their charity partner in their latest volunteering enterprise.