The “Blue Peter” garden
Unveiled in 1974, the original “Blue Peter” garden had a vegetable patch, greenhouse and fishpond. Designed and tended by TV gardener Percy Thrower, it also featured a memorial bust of Petra. In 1983, however, a tearful Janet Ellis announced the garden had been vandalised.
The first time capsule was unearthed here in 2000 while a new garden, with sculptures and sunken pond, was unveiled in Manchester’s Mediacity in 2012.