Garden Truro 10 - 13 July 2013
Last years event saw a garden marquee set up in Truro featuring seed trays and a painting exhibition from local schools, children's ‘get stuck in' workshops, storytelling and exhibitors including Duchy College and the Cornwall Bee Keeping Association.
Show gardens provided great colour and vibrant activities which offered visitors the chance to talk to the experts from the city's Parks Team and buy some great local produce from the other stallholders on offer.
"The best part about Garden Truro is that we can bring our work with the community and Truro in Bloom into the public domain to see exactly what we do, particularly in preparation for Southwest in Bloom" Richard Budge, parks manager for Truro City Council
Truro in Bloom
Truro is a regular entrant in the South West in Bloom contest, which aims to find the country's most florally attractive towns and cities, and has had much success over the years including winning the prestigious Portman Cup and Gold Award annually since 2011 and in 2012 winning Gold in the National Britain in Bloom finals. You can be sure that this year the Truro City Council Parks Department will be putting every effort into securing another prize.
With bright show gardens, colourful stalls and experts on hand; Truro's annual gardening festival is definitely not to be missed!
Main marquee ...
There was a pest & disease identification workshop, where attendees could bring along their own samples and seek advice from Duchy staff. There was a range of examples for people to examine themselves using microscopes.
Perennial - Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society
Cornwall Bee Keepers Association
School garden and seed tray competition
School paintings competition
Truro In Bloom
Cornwall Neighboorhoods for Change (CN4C)
Growing Food and Composting is a community project run by CN4C & the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, which encourages more people in Cornwall to participate in food growing and composting activities. The project has supported over 600 people develop new skills in growing and composting through a range of training and support.
During Garden Truro 2013, there was a composting demonstration bin, interactive composting games and composting advice. There was also seed sowing opportunities, expert question and answer sessions, free giveaways throughout the day, chances to win tools and plants. Ideas to help you set your own community garden or allotment project!
Malletts Home Hardware
Pencoose Market Garden
Trevena Cross Nurseries
Bosbigal Landscape Suppliers
Cornish Hot Tubs
Treseders Wall Cottage Nursery
Tresillian Garden Centre
Ways In Willow CIC
MA Grigg Ltd
Rosewood Flowers of Truro
....and much more
For further information visit the Garden Truro page www.enjoytruro.co.uk or contact Tracey at Truro City Council for further information or to be involved in the 2014 event 01872 274766.