Norwood Grange scoop 'Country Court Care In Bloom' win

Norwood Grange Care Home in Sheffield were delighted to be chosen as the overall winners of ‘Country Court Care In Bloom’ a company wide gardening competition. Care and nursing homes across the Country Court Care group have been busy through the spring and summer months preparing their entries for the annual gardening competition.

 Norwood Grange Care Home

Staff, residents, families and the local community at each home were all encouraged to get involved in the competition. Entries were posted on the homes Facebook pages so everyone could see their progress throughout the year.

 

We’ve really enjoyed the competition” said Kerry Peach, Home Manager at Norwood Grange “it’s been such beautiful weather this summer our residents have been keen to get outside and make the most of the garden

 

Norwood Grange were selected as winners after undertaking a complete transformation of their garden. Residents and staff planted seeds and made planters early in the year. During the summer relatives and family members got involved by painting fences and creating a beautiful flower mural in the garden. The judges were especially impressed with the bowling alley created on the decking area which had been enjoyed throughout the summer by residents and visiting children.Norwood Grange

 

Judging day took place at Stanton Court Nursing Home in Somerset where residents enjoyed a fabulous Garden Party to celebrate the end of the competition. Everyone enjoyed a beautiful homemade afternoon tea prepared by Chef Clare and entertainment was provided by local tribute band ‘The Twerzles’.

 

The full list of category winners is as follows and the entries can be viewed on our Facebook page here:

Overall winner: Norwood Grange Care Home, SheffieldNorwood Grange

 

Best Resident Engagement:

  • 1st Place: Beech Lodge
  • 2nd Place: The Pines
  • 3rd Place: Ashwood Nursing Home
  • Highly commended: The Laurels

Best gardening experience for people with dementia:

  • 1st Place: Eccleshare Court
  • 2nd Place: St John’s Care Home
  • 3rd Place: Tallington Lodge
  • Highly commended: The Red House

Best community involvement:

  • 1st Place: The Red House
  • 2nd Place: Stanton Court Care Home
  • 3rd Place: Heartlands Care Home

Best meal from home grown produce:

  • 1st Place: Lakeview Lodge
  • 2nd Place: Neale Court Care Home
  • 3rd Place: Summer Lane Care Home

Best vegetable and herb garden:

  • 1st Place: Ruckland Court Care Home
  • 2nd Place: Lyle House Care Home
  • 3rd Place: Marling Court Care Home

Most welcoming home entrance display:

  • 1st Place: Abbey Grange
  • 2nd Place: Swanholme Court Care Home
  • 3rd Place: The Pines
  • Highly commended: Stanton Court

Best feature for wildlife:

  • 1st Place: The Grove Care Home
  • 2nd Place: Norwood Grange Care Home
  • 3rd Place: Beech Lodge

Most innovative outdoor activity:

  • 1st Place: Norwood Grange
  • 2nd Place: Summer Lane
  • 3rd Place: Stanton Court

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