Compostables – yay? or nay?

It was great to have Plastic Free Hitchin at our event on Sunday 10th and we reinforced the anti-disposable message by asking people to bring their own cup (for which they received a 20p discount on drinks from Cafe2U) and a handful of people did remember to do this. We provided three types of bin … Read more

Our first Summer Garden Party!

On Sunday 10th July we held our first ever Summer Garden Party – an Open Garden morning to showcase our sites at Ransom’s Rec, Hitchin, and the great work that goes on there. Despite the soaring temperatures the event was a great success, drawing in the local community to share and enjoy the garden and … Read more

Thank you to Theo and all our wonderful fundraisers!

Theo is one of our youngest volunteers who loves coming to the garden on activity Sundays and pushing the toddler wheelbarrow. For his 2nd birthday Theo’s parents set up a fundraising page with People’s Fundraising so friends and family could support the Triangle Garden instead of buying him gifts. The target was £100 and his … Read more

Growing Ability Trip to the Museum

This week’s guest blog is by Dale, one of our Growing Ability gardeners. ‘As a Triangle Community Gardener, we all went for a walk down the Hitchin Museum, to look around the old treasures and history of the museum.After we had a few group photos for our Gardening Newsletter, we had a group talk, all … Read more

Kicking in the Leaves

This week’s guest blog is by Holly, one of our Growing Ability gardeners. ‘I’ve been making artwork using leaves, I made a leaf wreath and I have used all sorts of leaves with different autumn colours. The colours are around us now; I can see the bright colours; green, reds, orange, yellow and dark colours; … Read more

‘Veganuary’ as a family!

A guest blog by Anni Sander      (photo credit ©LiveKindly Co) Happy New Year! Have you got any resolutions for 2022? For me it’s the typical ‘do more sports’ and ‘take more breaks’. However as a family we’re trying something new this year, we’re attempting Veganuary. Vegan fasting Veganuary is an international initiative that challenges people … Read more

Nettles in the Forest Garden

This week’s blog post is from Kavita of Garden Club on the humble but versatile stinging nettle: As a relative newcomer to British gardening I am often confused when weeding. I find myself wondering if the tiny plant with delicate flowers is a ‘weed’ that needs to come out, or a treasured plant that is … Read more

Comfrey, the miracle plant!

Symphytum officinale in the family boraginaceae with its tall clumps of large green hairy leaves and clusters of tubular flowers appears all over the Triangle Community Garden and allotments in May and June.  Upright and growing to around 1.5 metres the flowers vary in colour from pale pink and white through to blues and lilac,  … Read more

Warmer weather brings on the berries!

One blustery Friday morning in May, Garden Club members set about clearing the waist high weeds smothering the fruit bushes in the Forest Garden. Pulling nettles, cow parsley and goose grass out of the rich, moist earth to uncover half-hidden bushes, discovering snails in unexpected colours and seeing the beginnings of this year’s berries, was … Read more

Garden Club in May

Activity continues in the Forest and Community Gardens to help plants and shrubs recover from the long period during lockdown when it was not possible for the volunteers to work. More membrane has been removed in the Forest Garden to give the rhubarb and day lilies chance to spread and thrive, and the currants (pictured … Read more