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Introducing our new team member!

22 March 2018

The HGB project is very pleased to introduce its newest team member!

“Warden Willow” is due to join the team mid-June. Our six foot buddy will take their place at Salhouse Broad, and will be part of the welcoming party for those who wish to go on adventure and visit the HGB Nature Trail or take some time to just sit and watch the world go by.

Warden Willow is one of 18 County Hares that make up the Go Go Hares County Sculpture trail, celebrating BREAK Charity’s 50th Birthday!

Supporting young people across the County and beyond, BREAK has successfully run and organised several sculpture trails in Norwich City Centre. Elephants, Gorillas and Dragons have graced the City in past years celebrating the diverse creative talents of artists from near and far, the beauty of the City and in turn, raised significant funds for the charity and its vital work.

2018 Marks the charity’s 50th year and to celebrate, this an additional “County” based sculpture trail has been added to highlight the many places of natural beauty and the many family attractions the county as a whole has to offer.

Warden Willow has been created by artist Fiona Gowen ( Fiona has taken inspiration from the Broads National Nature Reserve Wardens who work on behalf of Natural England to conserve and support wildlife and flora in the country’s most biodiverse, beautiful and precious and landscapes.

Willow is kitted out with everything a good Warden needs to work on the National Nature Reserve….Willow also has a few friends in tow too….(See who and what you can spot!) Accompanied by best buddy “Ollie Otter”, Willow patrols the Hoveton Great Broad Nature Trail, overseeing the restoration of the broad to its former beauty.

If you would like to know more about our fantastic artist, Fiona Gowen, please visit or follow her on Twitter at

Follow Warden Willow and find out about upcoming Hare events on Twitter (our username is @Hoveton-Broad).

To find out more about BREAK charity and the GoGoHares Sculpture Trail go to GoGoHares 2018! Norwich Sculpture Trail.