Norfolk care home residents transform garden


The transformed garden 2 The transformed garden 1Residents at a Norfolk care home have transformed its garden as part of a special project.


The workshops have received a total makeover in keeping with a seaside atmosphere, a new summerhouse has been built and salad and vegetables have been planted in the garden.


It all took place in just over a month at Hamilton House in Catfield, which specialises in providing care for adults with mental health needs.


Stella Evans, the care home’s manager, said: “The transformation of the workshops is unbelievable and the garden looks wonderful too. The workshops area is a popular area for everyone to sit, relax and socialise in the garden so making it feel special was important.


“Staff have merely watched over the success of this entire project, which has been led mainly by the home’s gardener, a former resident, and a current resident who arrived at the end of February.


“This is a really positive achievement for them all. Residents have been incredibly self-motivated and it has been a pleasure to watch over. Projects like this help to show just what’s possible with the right level of support and quality of care.”


Seven people took part in the renovation project and now all of the residents are involved in maintaining and looking after the gardens.


Relaxing shades of yellow and blue were used to paint beach resort scenes in the workshop, while residents enjoyed collecting shells and pieces of rustic wood to finish off the design. The wood for the new summerhouse was sourced from a neighbour.




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