A South East care group has launched a royal-themed gardening competition to keep the jubilee celebrations going throughout the summer – and to encourage its residents to get outdoors and enjoy some meaningful, green-fingered fun.
Nellsar, a family-run care group of 13 care homes throughout Kent, Surrey and Essex, has launched its ‘Right Royal Gardening Competition’ to encourage residents and their families across its homes to take advantage of the sunshine and create royal-inspired gardens.
Residents, staff, family and friends are all encouraged to get involved in the three-month competition, which will be judged on the basis of creativity, collaboration and presentation. The winning homes are to be announced on Thursday 25 August, with cash prizes for their Residents’ Funds – £200, £100 and £50 for first, second and third place, respectively.
Whether participants choose to dress their gardens in Union Jacks, feature royal palaces or even the crown jewels, the purpose of the competition is to get outdoors and have some fun. Working in teams as they spruce up their gardens, it’s an opportunity to express their inner creativity and take pride in their work.
Viv Stead, Recreation and Well-Being Manager at Nellsar, said:
“What better occasion to bring staff, residents and their families together than with a royal-themed gardening competition to commemorate the longest-serving monarch in British history. We’re all still buzzing from the recent jubilee celebrations and want to keep the party going throughout the summer, so we’re encouraging everyone across our homes to get out in the sunshine and create their jubilee-inspired gardens.”
Viv added: “We’ll be looking for how well the jubilee theme has been executed in each garden design, how well our staff teams have worked with residents and how well presented and eye-catching the gardens look. It’s safe to say that this is an initiative we’ve been looking forward to and we can’t wait to see and share all the royal-themed gardens with everyone connected to the Nellsar family.”