The Festival Gardens site opened from 2 til 9pm on Saturday 28th April 2012 for ticket holders only.

Tickets were provided to local residents.

This wasn’t an opening event rather a celebration of the completion of the work. There were fireworks at the end of the day.

There is still no date set for opening to the general public.


Just got back. I took a lot of photos. Here are a few of them. I’ll put some more up later on.

It’s amazing. Really impressive. I was going to photograph the bad as well as the good but I honestly didn’t see anything bad to photograph.

What makes it special is the time of the year. So much colour and variety. Lots of well established trees as well. And it’s not just pretty flowers, there are overgrown sections as well with stinging nettles etc. Not in a bad way though. It is just great. Like being out in the country.

Very happy.

Also went to see the fireworks. Wow. Wish I’d taken my camera but couldn’t face the hassle. It’s too hard photographing fireworks.