Newly-revamped garden adds a splash of colour to Portsmouth care home

A CARE HOME in Portsmouth has opened a sensory garden for its residents.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 5:26 pm
From left, Gillian Cook, care home manager Hayley George, Bee Poole, The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth David Fuller and Sheila Hayward. Picture: Sarah Standing (200519-9613)

Blue Water care home unveiled its fairground activities centre sensory garden on Monday.

David Sheppard, director and designer of the garden, said: ‘It was wonderful, the new Lord Mayor, David Fuller, was absolutely amazing and he loved it.

‘There's direct access for each resident, we have a mobile garden with a trolley lift for those who are in need of more care but want to experience the garden and the plants are well-enclosed to withstand bad weather.

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The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth David Fuller with staff from Bluewater care home and children from Flying Bull Academy, in the new sensory garden Picture: Sarah Standing (200519-9635)

'There's lots of plants in the garden, attracting a blue tit and a robin, which we haven't seen in a while.'

Eight residents at the home have teamed up with five of their carers to form a gardening club, keeping the sensory garden tendered too.

The entrance has a number of tools all painted giving a '1940's vibe' and a 'taste of flavour about what's going to be on the other side of the door.'

The new garden Picture: Sarah Standing (200519-9603)