Volunteer Gwen returns to France


Returning Volunteer Gwen

A volunteer who knows here gardening Gwen from UK

Gwen who is a retired Exams Administrator in the UK  is yet another returning to La Giraudiere to volunteer again this year (Yes second trip this year) and has taken advantage of working outside to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful views of the french countryside that La Giraudiere offers.

Gwen was only here for a week for her second visit and boy did she get a lot of things done; she started each day with watering all the new plants that had been previously planted by other volunteers and has taken great pleasure and pride in pruning the beautiful wisteria vine, which incidentally had bloomed twice during the year. To top it all off she trimmed all the hedges in the front of the property; we think she can come again. Lets hope Gwen will be returning again next year.


Gwen Pruning Wisteria

Gwen also took advantage of the beauty and tranquility of La Giraudiere when not working, enjoying lazy afternoons and the occasional wander to the local lake. I for one enjoyed a lovely spaghetti bolognaise which she prepared on her night of cooking.

Even in the short time Gwen was at La Giraudiere she enjoyed a variety of excursions including a trip to St Emilion with Paul, Shao-Ping and Andrea

A Bientôt Gwen



Gwen, Thank you for returning to La Giraudiere and making ready the gardens for the coming of winter you for sure have the green fingers. The cuttings you prepared are safely away and they are being waters once a week as you instructed, thanks again for all you have done at LG and enjoy the Christmas holiday and best wishes for 2019.




About La Giraudiere

The whole idea of the La Giraudiere project is for people of all backgrounds, all ages, all nationalities to have the chance to live together learn about each others lifestyle exchange their knowledge, experiences and skills whilst living and working together in France and at the same time helping, improving and adding to the Project for those to come in the future. To see the different types of volunteers work that has been done and what is still required visit our website
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