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Celebrating the Summer of Joy with Pocket Gardens

Summer of Love

It’s nearly summer… full of the promise of sunshine, fresh air and outside activities that beckon. 

Throughout July and August this year, the residents in all our brighterkind care homes will be celebrating our event: Summer of Joy.

The event is all about spending time outside, enjoying some fresh air and connecting with friends, family and community groups to make the most of our lovely garden spaces. Many of our residents are planning to create their own pocket gardens with beautiful plants, flowers and herbs to attract wildlife and create a sensory experience.

brighterkind Pocket Garden We welcome all budding garden designers and enthusiasts in our community to take part and celebrate with us, by creating their very own pocket garden. We hope that family and friends and the local community will be inspired by the photos shown here and will join us in getting green fingered.

Pocket gardens are limited only by your imagination and don't have to be ambitious or about planting up an old handbag to create a delightful display in a small space?  Using an old plastic pot can work too, and means that the end result wont be too heavy to move around. In the example below, we have cut part of the pot away to reveal a very small person's steps up to a fairy tower. 

If you are feeling a little more ambitious, why not incorporate small figures or objects to create a magical fairyland like we have in the hamper example below. 

If you are interested in taking part and sharing your creations, please get in touch with your local brighterkind care home. They would be delighted to see your creations and to share them with residents living in our homes.

Click here for our tips on how to create a pocket garden in your own garden

All brighterkind homes offer a Magic Moments Club full of stimulating activities for mind, body and soul. All residents are members of the club and activities such as Gardening Club, exercise to music, slipper soccer and many more are all part of the fun to be had.  Read more about our Magic Moments Club here 

brighterkind care homes offer nursing, residential and dementia care. To find a care home near you for short stays, respite or permanent care..please visit our Find a Care Home page  Our friendly and professional teams at each home would welcome your call to chat through our services, activities and care available. 



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