Hitchin garden project given £1,200

From left to right: Tish Cook, organiser of Benslow Open Gardens presents cheque to Vicky Wyer, chai

From left to right: Tish Cook, organiser of Benslow Open Gardens presents cheque to Vicky Wyer, chair of trustees of the Triangle Community Garden and Liz McElory, Triangle Community Garden project manager - Credit: Archant

A community garden project received more than a thousand pounds from a open garden day event.

The presentation of a cheque for £1,200 was made on Sunday during the Triangle Community Garden Open Day in Hitchin.

The money was raised by Benslow Open Gardens, which saw 12 gardens open to the public to support the Triangle Community Garden projects.

The money raised will be used to buy an extra large pop-up gazebo or roll-out awning for use at the allotment and will also be invested in a new project to create a pollinators’ garden around the group’s central meeting space, which will be renovated and redesigned incorporating an open-air classroom.

The Triangle Garden Community Open Day is currently setting up the first phase of this project by initiating a series of workshops by a mosaic artist to redesign its central mosaic, incorporating designs by groups on the theme of flora and fauna.

There will be eight groups, working on one panel each, with a central panel depicting the groups logo.

The Triangle Garden is currently starting a new Friday morning gardening club which is open to all to find out more visit www.trianglegarden.org

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