29 April 2021
Townend Close care home gets growing for National Gardening Week
Townend Close care home in Keighley kicked off National Gardening Week with a day of activities organised by the care team.
National Gardening Week, which began on 26th April, is the country’s largest annual celebration of gardening and this year is dedicated to the positive role of plants on mental and physical health.
Residents and carers at Townend Close care home in Keighley were able to use their green thumbs planting flowers, herbs and beebombs in the walled gardens of the home. Pauline O’Neil, Care Assistant at Anchor’s Townend Close, handmade the beebombs to help increase the bee population in the area. The beebombs are made up of different types of wildflowers which attract bees, butterflies and other insects to the garden.
Sowing and growing pro Margaret Maudsley, 97, resident at Townend Close, was thrilled to contribute to the garden.
I love gardening and it is something I used to do a lot when I was younger. I find it interesting to watch plants you have nurtured grow into something beautiful.
Residents who didn’t want to get their hands dirty still participated in the fun by decorating planting pots, gnomes and bird boxes with unique designs to use in the care home’s garden.
Sharon Mackie, Manager at Townend Close, said:
Gardening is very popular with our residents and a great way to create a beautiful environment while boosting residents’ wellbeing. We cannot wait to see our plants grow over the summer months.
For more information on Anchor’s Townend Close care home call: 0800 085 4339.