As the summer ends, residents of Barnes Lodge Residential Care Home made the most of the final warm days by taking a trip to the nearby Broadview Gardens.
On a sunny morning, the group of residents made their way to visit the unique garden, which is originally designed and maintained as a teaching resource for students at Hadlow College. Each summer, students build new gardens on themes from domestic gardens, a selection of which are open for the public to visit.
Residents enjoyed a relaxing stroll around the garden, whilst taking in the extensive range of plants, some rather unusual, and absorbing the beautiful colours, which surrounded the lake.
After building up quite an appetite during their exploratory stroll, the hungry hikers headed to the onsite tearoom, which overlooks the garden. They tucked into a cup of tea and slice of cake, whilst further enjoying the views and chatting to one another about their morning.
Katie, social activities facilitator at Barnes Lodge commented: “The days are starting to get chilly now, so we’re making the most of outings that involve being outside, before it gets too cold!
“Our residents regularly enjoy trips out, whether it’s to the nearby park, further afield to the coast, or other places of interest. They really enjoyed their day at Broadview Gardens, some of them even came back with a new found enthusiasm to help out in the garden here.”