Bake-off, dog show and more as Hitchin community garden’s open day is a hit

Garden blogger Nic Wilson manning the Triangle Community Garden's plant stall. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Garden blogger Nic Wilson manning the Triangle Community Garden's plant stall. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

There was yarnbombing, snailracing and welly wanging on Sunday at a Hitchin community garden’s open day.

Cookery Eatery's Emma Ince Goulding and Triangle Community Garden's John Wyer judging the junior bak

Cookery Eatery's Emma Ince Goulding and Triangle Community Garden's John Wyer judging the junior bake-off entries. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

The Triangle Community Garden open day at Ransom’s Recreation Ground was bursting with activities, sound and colour – with yarnbombers Hitchin Stichin adorning the garden with their woollen creations.

Garden City Samba’s drumming brought a carnival atmosphere to the day, and the Forever Hounds Trust held a much-enjoyed dog show.

Garden City Samba getting ready to bring the sounds of Rio to Ransom's Rec. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Garden City Samba getting ready to bring the sounds of Rio to Ransom's Rec. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

There were also performances from Zumba Robert, the Hitchin Allstar Choir and the Lesnick School of Ballet, along with tours of the garden and its projects to help adults with learning disabilities lead healthy lives.

“We were delighted with the event,” said organiser Vicky Wyer. “It was our biggest and best open day yet, and filled Ransom’s Rec.

Hitchin Stitchin's yarn-bombing at the Triangle Community Garden open day. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Hitchin Stitchin's yarn-bombing at the Triangle Community Garden open day. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

“Huge thanks go to all those who helped behind the scenes, and to everyone who supported us. We raised over £1,400 for our projects.”

For more see trianglegarden.org.

Hitchin Stitchin's yarn-bombing at the Triangle Community Garden open day. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Hitchin Stitchin's yarn-bombing at the Triangle Community Garden open day. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

Snail racing at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Snail racing at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

Welly wanging at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Vicky Wyer

Welly wanging at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

The Orchard Agility dog ability demo at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture:

The Orchard Agility dog ability demo at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Vicky Wyer - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips

The dog show at the Triangle Community Garden open day in Hitchin. Picture: Karen Phillips - Credit: Archant

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