Stowmarket Library have teamed up with Fox Yard Studio & Modece Architects to transform the library’s courtyard into a space for all the community to enjoy. Inspired by the binding of a book, the theme of the new garden will be called Stitching Stowe, weaving together the tales of the town which celebrate Stowmarket’s past, present and future.
We have collected stories from the local community and have commissioned some wonderful artists to infuse these stories into colourful murals around the new garden.
The project to create a brand-new garden space for the local community to enjoy is being funded by Arts Council England. The planning, design and building of the new space will now take place over the next few months with the aim of opening the space in the Autumn.
The project's aim is to breathe new life into an unused area of the library whilst also promoting learning around environmental responsibility. The new space will also function as a shared workshop space, hosting group activities and live events. When the garden isn’t being used for library activity, it will also provide a pleasant outdoor space for customers to read and relax.