Autumn 2020

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Community Garden Update

This is the first full year that the community garden has been planted up. It’s been looking consistently fantastic so it’s a real shame that much of this has been during lockdown.


We’re growing peas, beans, squash and nasturtiums in the three raised beds, with varying degrees of success. These are really intended for use by our neighbours but again, lockdown got in the way. Hopefully next year we can remedy this and give them over to our local community as planned.  So if you’re local to the Heritage Hub and fancy having some growing space, please get in touch via


Thanks to the hard landscaping work done in early spring we now have a hoggin path linking the vertical sculpture and mosaic panels, a small “outdoor classroom” area and an open sided shelter.


We are particularly pleased with the shelter which uses materials salvaged from elsewhere on site-cast iron pillars for the supports, and bricks for the floor.


The new shelter also attracted the attention of an unusual visitor, spotted in early April.

The last big addition we have planned is a wildlife pond which we hope will be done next spring. Meanwhile we will concentrate on producing signage and some information panels.

Finally, we currently have bees again- a stronger colony than last year which has managed to fend off the wasps so fingers crossed we can keep them going over the winter.



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