Country Court in Bloom is an annual gardening competition between homes in the Country Court Group. Led by the homes’ Well-being and Activities teams they incorporate the competition into their activities over the summer. This includes growing their own flowers and plants, outdoor activities and revamping outdoor spaces. Our chefs and catering teams get involved too using home grown ingredients in their dishes.
The winning home will be announced at a garden party event in September, this year this will be hosted at Priory Court Care & Nursing Home in Burnham-on-sea who were crowned winners in 2019.
With the sunny weather, most places in the UK enjoyed over the Easter bank holiday many of the 32 care homes in the group have already started to get their outdoor activities underway. Lostock Lodge Care Home in Northwich was lucky enough to receive donations of plants from B&Q in Northwich and indoor plants from High Legh Garden Centre near Knutsford to get their competition started.
Meanwhile at Beech Lodge Care & Nursing Home in Holbeach residents have been enjoying garden games and afternoon tea in the garden.
Keep an eye on our Facebook pages for progress as the competition gets underway, homes get quite competitive and the standard of entries continues to get higher each year so we’re expecting some great activities this year too.
“It’s lovely to see people getting out and about in the gardens at our homes”, said Marketing Manager, Lucy Bateson “Many of our residents have enjoyed gardening throughout their lives and it’s great to see them sharing their knowledge and experiences with staff and other residents. This competition brings everyone together; staff, residents and the local community can all contribute to Country Court in bloom”.