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Bringing communities together with pocket gardens

 

As part of our Summer of Joy event, residents and team members in our Four Seasons care homes are getting creative this summer and showing off their green fingers by making their very own ‘Pocket Gardens’.

Some of our homes paired up with their local garden centres to run competitions to inspire their community to create their very own pocket gardens. Photographs of pocket garden entries will be judged by the residents as well as horticulturalists from the garden centre. The lucky winners will each receive a £200 gift card to be able to continue their creativity.

Sunbridge Care Home and Murrayfield Care Home paired up with Woodthorpe Hall Garden Centre to connect with the wider community to get everyone involved in the competition this summer. Kingfisher House Care Home teamed up with Homebase’s Newmarket Store for the competition and everyone is excited to see what community members create!

At Shawcross Care Home, our keen gardeners have designed a mini golf course as part of their pocket garden and we’re sure a ‘birdie’ or two will pay it a visit! Residents at Tudor Grange Care Home have also joined in on the fun by creating props for their masterpiece and they can’t wait to show their family and friends.

To inspire budding gardeners, a handy guide on how to create your own pocket garden can be downloaded here. It’s full of tips, like using plants that attract bees and butterflies, and decorations for a totally unique creation.

Four Seasons Health Care is one of the UK’s largest independent health care providers with over 180 care homes across the UK; find a home near you.

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