Stowmarket Library 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 collected stories from the local community and 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 was funded by Arts Council England. The renovated community garden opened to the public in October 2021.
The project breathed 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.