Community Garden update
Over the past year, we’ve been working hard on garden signage. During the spring and summer of 2021 we focussed on producing attractive panels to tell visitors about different aspects of the garden. We also sourced two lectern style signs for information about the mosaic panels and vertical sculpture. The panels and lecterns all include QR codes which link to pages on the Heritage Hub website.
In June 2021, we were awarded external funding for our final pieces of signage- a large entrance sign above the garden’s gate at a height which made it visible from the road, and two moveable A boards.
We’ve positioned one of the A boards to signpost to the garden from both the main entrance and the pedestrian alleyway. The other A board is in the heart of the garden to promote the community raised beds, garden volunteering opportunities and our “Friends” support group.
Now the signage is complete, we can focus on encouraging as many people as possible to visit and enjoy the beautiful green space.
We were delighted to receive a 5 star review in an accessibility audit in November, along with the rest of the Hub.
To read more visit www.accessglos.co.uk/gloucestershire-heritage-hub/.
Roots community café included the garden in their October half term treasure hunt and again for a “scavenger hunt” as part of a Christmas event for local families. We have also been asked to include the community garden on Gloucester’s emerging “local list” which will identify the city’s heritage assets.