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Bringing the Community Together with our Pocket Gardens

pocket gardens

As part of our Summer of Joy event, residents and team members in our brighterkind 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.

At Woodbury House Care Home residents spent time painting chairs in bright colours and potting some beautiful flowers to create a haven for bees. Ivybank House Care Home also wanted to add colour to their pocket garden so chose some lovely bright flowers.

Residents at Mill House Care Home had a fairy theme in their pocket garden which really added some magic to the garden. Houndswood House Care Home joined in on the fairy theme and added a fairy deck chair to their design!

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.