Cheshire Guides are Growing!! | Knutsford Times

Cheshire Guides are Growing!!

By on July 20, 2010

For Girlguiding UK’s Centenary, girls and women of all ages from Cheshire have pitched in to create the beautiful show garden, on display from 21-25 July.
 
Garden designer Libby Mooney, who is also an adult Leader, has built an intimate space that reflects the safe and encouraging environment guiding offers both girls and women. It features a pathway to represent the continuous journey of development guiding members embark upon.
 
A modern globe-shaped water feature symbolises the worldwide membership of the organisation and its inclusiveness of all girls and women, no matter what background, faith, nationality or ability.
 
Girlguiding UK gives girls space to have their opinions heard and more than 100 guiding members, aged five to 85, helped make the garden happen. Not only did Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Senior Section and Trefoil members help with planting, building, fundraising and exhibiting, they also put forward design ideas.

Libby Mooney, the garden designer for Girlguiding Cheshire Border, said: “The garden is a very special way for us to celebrate our Centenary and show people what we are about as an organisation. One of the most interesting elements is how much members of all ages have been involved. From Rainbows right up to adult members, girls and women have had their say on what would make the garden special to them and what they want people from outside guiding to take away from the show.
This is a garden for guiding but also we hope there is something to inspire gardeners as well.”
 
Millie Parr, 16, a Young Leader with Girlguiding Cheshire Border, said: “Building the garden has been brilliant – it’s given me my first taste of working on a professional project. It’s been hard work but we’ve also had a lot of fun and I can’t wait to show people around and explain what each element means.”
 
After the show the garden will be moved to the guiding residential centre, Egerton Hall, in Rostherne. There it will be enjoyed by Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members as well as the wider community.

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