Green fingers at Ashington Grange care homeOne Resident, at Ashington Grange, residential, nursing and dementia care home, in Northumberland, has been very busy in the garden.

Kathleen Anderson loves anything to do with gardening and decided that Ashington Grange’s Garden needed a spruce up. She asked the Wellbeing Coordinator, Emma Hall for the tools she would need to decorate the garden and Emma was more than happy to help.

To start with, Kath painted all the garden furniture, tidied up the garden, planted the flowers and watering up the fruit and veg. The next task was to clean up the potting shed, as she wanted the Residents to have somewhere they could sit and have a cuppa. 

Before coming to Ashington Grange, Kath lived very independently and wanted something which would remind her of home. Kath put her favourite hobby to good use, as all the Residents can enjoy sitting out together in the garden.

Emma entered her into the gardening competition, and she won! Kath commented, “I was overjoyed when I won the competition, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!”

The Residents are so happy they have a nice area to sit out in the garden, and they will use the area a lot more in the summer.”

Andrea Pringle, Care Home Manager, remarked, “Wow the transformation is amazing, Kath is so talented in the garden and the Residents are so happy!”