The initiative saw a total renovation of the garden, with two walls being demolished and a delightful summer house being built just in time for summer. Inspired by National Gardening Week, the care home entered into a national competition run by care provider Embrace Group, which operates Canterbury House.
The project has been a long-time in planning, with Canterbury House fundraising over £1,000 last year to contribute towards the garden improvements.
Residents were more than happy to get their hands dirty for the initiative, and enjoyed weeding and raking the flower beds while Canterbury House’s Activities Co-ordinator Louise Town painted the summer house. The garden now has a vintage ‘shabby-chic’ theme, just as the residents envisaged.
A popular new feature of the garden is the residents’ vegetable patch, in which they have planted a selection of their favourite vegetables. The garden also features a patch of cat grass and catnip for the visiting neighbourhood cats.
Activities Coordinator, Louise Town, commented:
“We are delighted to win the award, and we are all very proud of our new garden. We are looking forward to hosting a fabulous garden party for the whole community in the future, so watch this space!”