The Triangle Garden

The Triangle Community Garden is tucked away in the corner of Ransom’s Recreation Ground, between the River Hiz and the railway line.

The original plans for the garden were arrived at through open design workshops with local residents and interested people and park users.

The layout has developed over the years and is still evolving today as our garden committee reviews our successes and challenges year by year. Features include a central meeting space and mosaic, a pollinators garden, herb and soft fruit beds, a small trained fruit tree orchard, traditional English fruit trees such as damson, mulberry, medlar and quince, a mud kitchen, a woodland glade, a wildlife pond, a bug hotel and masses of spring bulbs, ferns and shade-loving planting under a dappled canopy of native trees.

The Triangle Garden is managed on permaculture principles, working with nature rather than against it.

Central meeting space set up for family forest school
Central mosaic
Path to the central meeting space in spring, trained apple trees on right
Irises, forget-me-nots and cow parsley in the community garden
Oval lawn with mulberry tree (far right) and medlar (centre), and compost bins beyond
Pergola from the riverside woodland
Pruning the fruit bushes
Fun in the mud kitchen under the quince tree near the laid hedge
Filling the bug hotel