Tupwood Gate Nursing Home’s Garden Makeover

Tupwood Gate, our Gold Standards Framework accredited nursing home in Caterham, Surrey, has recently had a spectacular garden makeover.

The large garden at the rear of the home consisted of a large lawn and summer house. The team at Tupwood Gate felt that the garden could be improved to make it more interesting and accessible for all residents, including those who previously showed reluctance to go outside.

Work began two months ago to transform the area into a garden of interest, colour and peace. Sue Stepney, Tupwood Gate’s matron, drew a design of what she wanted and a local contractor did a fantastic job of making it reality.

The gardens are now split into different areas of interest including a pond, a tropical section, a sensory garden, a meadow grass bank and raised vegetable beds.

Past and present residents and their families were extremely generous in donating a host of colour plants and flowers as well as a couple of additional benches.

The garden was completed in time for Tupwood Gate’s annual summer party. Guests were amazed at the transformation. Residents were intrigued when work commenced on the garden and have actively watched the progress as the work got underway.

Now that the work has finished residents have been able to enjoy the recent hot days sitting in the various areas amongst the flowers and shrubs and exploring the new garden.

Tupwood Gate’s new gardener Debbie also has plans to get everyone involved with the vegetables and planting pots over the next year as the garden continues to evolve.

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