The figure has been planted at the town’s Peace Garden on Stokesley Road. In the garden, the figure can be seen resting in the centre of the plot surrounded by plants and flowers. The installation is the latest project as part of Coast & Country’s pledge to improve the green spaces in the communities that it serves.
The topiary figure was planted by Coast & Country in conjunction with Guisborough Town Pride, a volunteer organisation set up in 1996 to improve and enhance the town. The charity has been responsible for summer and winter planting flower tubs in Guisborough and has also helped create the Priory Project (now a completely independent charity) and Guisborough Life magazine.
Phil Easton, Environmental Surveyor at Coast & Country said; “We are delighted with how the topiary figure has turned out in the Peace Garden. The figure looks absolutely fantastic and will become a defining feature of Stokesley Road.
“This project demonstrates our continuing commitment to improving the environment in our communities. We aim to provide the best possible open spaces for those living in the communities that we work in and Coast & Country will continue to make these improvements.
“Well designed and maintained green spaces enhance areas and contribute to a better quality of life.”
Lorna Buckle of Guisborough Town Pride said: “Coast and Country Housing and the charity Guisborough Town Pride are working together to enhance and improve the flower beds and other areas in the town.
“We hope that the installation of the topiary figure on Stokesley Road will become a real talking point and encourage more people to get involved in community environment projects.