After a hot summer last year, many of our plants unfortunately didn't survive which made our garden look tired and worn. Maria, our home's gardener, invited our residents to a design meeting to see how they would like our garden to look and within this session, our residents chose what flowers and plants they wanted to be planted in our garden.
It was really important to us to involve all of our residents in the design of our new garden because many tended to their own gardens over the years and the planning brought back lots of fond memories. We believe that a move into a care home shouldn't strip someone of their independence and we will always ask our residents for their thoughts on how things should be done in and around our home.
After the consultation with the residents, Maria put her years of experience to work and transformed our garden into the space that our residents wanted to relax in. The garden has been filled with lots of flowers and plants which has encouraged lots of wildlife to return to Beaumont Manor.
Our care home encourages its residents to spend as much time interacting together and make use of all of our first-class facilities, especially our outdoor spaces. Beaumont Manor's activity coordinators work hard to make sure that our residents have an engaging activities programme.
Our coordinators will often take the residents to local garden centres to purchase new plants in the spring and then everyone is welcome to our gardening club to tend these flowers during the summer months. We believe the activities that we put on should support our resident's overall wellbeing and we will do all that we can to ensure that their needs are met.