A competition by Pellon Care Centre to inspire budding green thumbs to try their hand at planting a miniature garden has awarded first place to the Thorpe family who recently visited the home to collect their prize from resident Christine and Home Manager Beverley.
Local residents of all ages answered the call from the care home to participate in the pocket garden competition, inspired by the home’s ‘Summer of Joy’; a two-month long celebration of events for the residents designed to have them enjoying the outdoors, fresh air and friends.
Local mum Charlie Thorpe encouraged her children Macie and Alfie to help plant the miniature garden and keep it watered and their efforts won them the grand prize; a £200 voucher to spend at Gardenius Nursery in Ogden.
The entries were judged by the care home’s residents who looked for pocket gardens that were creative, colourful and cheerful.
Home Manager, Beverley, said: “Our residents have had a wonderful time admiring all the entries and we’re so grateful to the many people who took the time to participate. We hope the competition has inspired Macie and Alfie to continue with their gardening activities; they’ve obviously got very green little fingers!”
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