Guides, Brownies and Rainbows got stuck in to some green-fingered fun at the weekend.
Youngsters from the 14th Batley troops based St Thomas’ Church in Upper Batley held a planting day and coffee morning to work on their flourishing community garden. The garden, funded by a Kirklees Council grant, was recently honoured by Yorkshire in Bloom in the Royal Horticultural Society It’s Your Neighbourhood category. Judges praised the project for bringing people together and developing a successful vegetable garden. They also predicted that the garden’s rockery would become a ‘star attraction’ on church open days.
Rainbow leader Lynda Stone said the planting day went really well.
“We started off with the rockery, we weeded and tidied this and then planted some more heathers and winter bedding plants.
“We also planted winter pansies around the church grounds.
“We managed to plant up the vegetable garden with onions, carrots, cabbages and lots more.”
People interested in joining the Girl Guides can visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested.
Pictured are Rosie Day, Emily Stone, Hollie Whitehead and Elizabeth Hammond.