West Hall care home launched its Gardening Club last month and its already having a positive impact on residents and the grounds.

Wellbeing Manager, Helen Stevens, started gardening with Eileen, a resident who has lives at West Hall and is a keen gardener. The two of them spent several hours in the vast gardens, taking out weeds and planting new flowers.

Gradually, other residents showed an interest, so Helen launched the Gardening Club in May, held on Thursday afternoons and now lots of residents and their families join in the fun also.

The green fingered team took a trip to the local garden centre to choose seeds for their patch and have since planted carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, Savoy cabbage, radishes, onions, broad beans, runner beans, lettuce and tomatoes – all of which are growing really well.

Helen said, “The Gardening Club has been a huge success and so many residents and their families enjoy spending time outdoors and seeing the fruits of their labour now that the flowers and vegetables have started to grow. Soon we will be picking and serving our vegetables in the bistro here at West Hall.”

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