Green Fingers at Brendoncare Park Road

Resident Joan at Park Roads new gardening group

Brendoncare Park Road has just launched a new gardening group for its residents.

Gardening and garden projects are proving to have mental and well-being benefits at our at Winchester-based care home. More recently, the nursing home residents have been enjoying being more active and engaged in a creative and fun way.

Joan Smith, a resident at Brendoncare Park Road, commented:

“I’ve always enjoyed gardening and it’s good to be able to continue doing this without the heavy or mucky bits, although I do enjoy the mud! It’s nice to know someone is able to help if you get stuck too!

“I’m pleased that Tony, my fellow gardener, is quite happy to hold the black bag while we are tidying or sweeping up, and he’s good at organising and directing us!”

Wendy Falla, Activities Coordinator, said:

“I am a keen gardener and was delighted when some of the residents showed an interest in spending time outside in the garden. Our little gardening group is meeting every week and we have a different job to do each week, from planting seeds, making hanging baskets and planting pots. We have lots of fun together and we are hoping that more residents will join in as the weather gets warmer. We are more than happy for residents, who may not want to get stuck into gardening, to join us in the fresh air for a chat and company.

“We are doing our bit for the environment. We are recycling bottles for planting the seeds.”

About Brendoncare

At Brendoncare Park Road, we provide nursing, respite and end-of-life care to 40 older people in Winchester. We’re located in a tranquil part of Winchester with attractive, mature gardens for residents to enjoy.

You can find out more by calling 0300 303 4866. Alternatively, you can email parkroad@brendoncare.org.uk. To visit our dedicated page, with information on all the services we offer, click here. We’re on Facebook too @BrendoncareParkRoad.