Borough Care residents will be participating in a number of different gardening activities during National Gardening Week (Saturday 27 April – Sunday 5 May). Gardening is one of a wide range of regular activities arranged by Borough Care for residents at its eleven homes for older people across Stockport.
Geraldine Blow, Area Manager at Borough Care, says: “Gardening is a very popular activity among our residents, as many used to enjoy tending their own gardens. Regular gardening activities take place at each of our homes and we put on additional gardening themed events during National Gardening Week, for residents and their families and friends to enjoy. Gardening is a great way to encourage people to go outside and get some fresh air, which has proven wellbeing benefits. Our less active residents can also participate, as we grow small plants and flowers indoors, which they can help water.”
During National Gardening Week, residents will each plant a sunflower in a pot, which they will be responsible for tending. Each person can then take their sunflower home when they leave Marbury House.
National Gardening Week is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening.