Knot garden strengthens community ties!

Knowle Library’s well known Elizabethan style Knot Garden was given a much needed tidy up thanks to members of The Knowle Society with support from Library staff, Solihull Council’s Neighbourhood Management Team, Tesco Knowle, Cristal Ladies Wear, Amey PLC and Love Solihull.

The Knot garden is situated behind the historic siIMG_20161018_120033xteenth century Chester House which now houses the library. It was originally created by Solihull Council in 1989 to replicate this historical ‘knot’ style. A knot garden is a garden of a very formal design set in a square frame of box hedging planted with aromatic plants and herbs. These gardens were first established during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I!

The library needed some practical assistance in maintaining the garden and members of The Knowle Society offered their services which led to a work day that took place on Tuesday 18th October 2016.

Some of the plants in the garden were past their best or dead so were dug up and removed. Litter was cleared and the planters were replanted. In addition the raised beds at the shopping centre were cleared and replanted.

Thanks to all that took part and of the support from local business.