Admire the outdoors
Situated just two miles from the ancient medieval town the home takes its name from, Tewkesbury Fields is built around an eighteenth-century farmhouse and surrounded by four acres of serene grounds.
Outside, we have a fantastic landscaped garden, duck pond, grazing field and pagoda. There is an abundance of outdoor seating areas for relaxing, enjoying the scenery and entertaining visitors.
Our residents regularly sit outside to admire the plants, and we try and take afternoon tea on the patio whenever the weather is fine.
Is the garden accessible for residents with mobility problems?
Yes, at the front, there are accessible gardens and courtyards that are easy for residents to enjoy on their own. The back garden is a little more dangerous because we back out onto a river. There are railings and a walkway, so it’s only really suitable for residents who have been risk-assessed.
Can residents do their own gardening?
While many of our residents are happy to sit back and enjoy the garden and the wildlife, some of our more green-fingered residents love to get stuck in. We have a popular gardening Group which is run by a local organisation. They visit every two weeks to help the residents maintain the garden and window boxes. We also have an area with raised beds, which are suitable for our less mobile residents.
What kind of activities take place in the garden?
In the summer residents are often outside, so staff will put on activities in the garden. We have our annual Strawberry Fair in June where we have entertainment, stalls and lots of delicious strawberries and champagne. We also have a summer barbecue for residents, staff and their families so we can all come together.