The “Blue Peter” gar­den

The People's Friend - - Remember When -

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.

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