Gallery: Brownies, Rainbows and Guides help plant wildflowers at Clacton seafront gardens
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Wild flower seeds at the seafront gardens on Marine Parade West, Clacton, were planted by youngsters.
1st Clacton Rainbows, Brownies and Guides gave up their time to help give the gardens an extra splash of colour in the summer.
More than 30 girls took part in the initiative, with seeds supplied from the Kew Gardens Grow Wild scheme.
Leader Jenine Davey said: “We had not really thought about where we would plant them so we contacted Tendring District Council (TDC) and they suggested the seafront gardens.
“The church garden at St Paul’s where we are based is too small for them all and it seemed the perfect place. We will be able to see the flowers every time we go past the gardens in the summer.”
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TDC’s Open Space Rangers helped the girls with the planting and putting up small bee houses.
Nigel Brown, TDC’s communications manager, said: “The site has a prestigious Green Flag and it is important we get the community involved if they are to retain that status.
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“It is also great to see these young people taking such a keen interest in their environment. When the flowers are in bloom in a few months time they will know they planted the seeds and played their part in making the site so special.”