Parks Department gardeners were hard at work again today getting plantings in Parade Gardens ready for this weekend’s big Bath Spring Fayre.
True to their word a new border has been installed around the sunny side of what is left of the Monk’s Mill and other empty beds filled with plants.
Though the metal quill has gone last year’s Jane Austen book has been retained for a new display.
It’s all about owls this year with a new charity sculpture of Sulis Minerva’s little friend popping up around the city – and individually decorated – to raise money for charity. There will be one joining the book a little later in the season but – for now – the bed in front has been newly planted.
Marquees and tents are going up for the various attractions which include heritage plant sales, artisan crafts and gifts and children’s entertainment.
Meanwhile, another feature in a little garden – not too far away – could do with a ‘spring clean’.
The information board – at the entrance to the Georgian garden at Number 4 The Circus – could do with a wipe as sap and dust have combined to make it nearly unreadable. I am told the Parks Department have the matter in hand!