Volunteers have been thanked for their hard work which has started the transformation of one of the gardens of Silver Court care home in East Grinstead into a sensory garden for people living with dementia.

Volunteers and local businesses including Imberhorne lane nursery, Haskins and Wych Cross nursery that donated plants for the new sensory garden, compost, vouchers and time were thanked by staff and residents at Anchor’s Silver Court. On completion of the sensory garden project estimated to finish in mid-May an official ceremony will be held to celebrate the success of the volunteers and staff team at Silver Court.

As well as weeding the garden’s extensive borders, volunteers also worked with Silver Court staff on bigger projects like planting trees, creating an allotment and planting herbs and edible produce which will also be used in the homes main kitchen.

Anchors’ Silver Court Manager Jane Baxter praised volunteers and local businesses for their commitment to improving the garden which had brightened up the lives of everyone at the home.

She said this has had such a positive impact on us all at Silver Court. The garden looks so beautiful and has prompted us to appreciate it more. We will now as a result of the project hold more activities in the garden because it’s such a wonderful setting.

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