Meet our Head Gardeners
Care homes across the Country Court Care group have been taking part in ‘Country Court Care In Bloom’ a company-wide gardening competition. Each care home has made use of the expertise of residents who have shared their gardening knowledge and offered advice in support of the home’s Well-being and Activities Coordinators.
To acknowledge and thank the residents for their help in the project each home has nominated a ‘Head Gardener’ who has made an extra special contribution to Country Court Care in Bloom. Swanholme Court Care Home in Lincoln was announced as the overall winner of the competition, their garden transformation project won over the judges who were impressed with how involved both residents and staff had been. Their ‘Head Gardener’, resident Barbara Warner, had given the staff team gardening advice and expertise and joined in with all the gardening activities.
The project has given residents a great opportunity to engage in meaningful activities and enabled them to continue to pursue their interest in gardening. Care homes enlisted the help of resident’s families and local community groups to help out with gardening projects. Residents have enjoyed meeting new people and seeing their hard work pay off over the course of the summer.
The Head Gardeners were invited to attend a celebration garden party where the winners of the competition were announced and everyone enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea. Some of the Head Gardeners were:
Barbara Warner: Swanholme Court Care Home in Lincoln
Fred Warren and Mary Amy: Ruckland Court Care Home in Lincoln
Geoff Foster: Eccleshare Court Care Home in Lincoln
Alan Todd and John Jackson: Neale Court Care Home in North Hykeham
Thelma Hill: Ferrars Hall Care Home in Huntingdon
Helen Griffiths: Ashwood Care Home in Spalding
Ray Good: St John's Care Home in Spalding
Edna Thomas: Heartlands Care Home in Yardley
Ivor Selway: The Laurels Care Home in Draycott