The new Memorial Garden has only just been unveiled, but it is already filled with many special memories.
Tags of past Guide Dogs inscribed with their Guide Dog number hang proudly on the front block wall of the Memorial Garden at Guide Dogs Queensland’s Bald Hills site.
Inside the garden, under the shade of a beautiful old bottle tree, are plaques acknowledging past legacy donors andGuide Dogs that have served Queenslanders.
After about five months of construction and landscaping, which included volunteer contributions from many local contractors as well as students from Victoria Point State School, the garden was officially opened at a heart warming ceremony on 2 August.
Among the special guests were the families of legacy donors and the Guide Dogs honoured on the walls of the garden. While the garden holds memories from the past, there is also a special nod to the future – ensuring many happy memories can be created in this space, by offering people with low or no vision a space to explore a variety of scents and textures, including braille plaques to recognise the past working dogs.