Event celebrates Bury St Edmunds care home gardeners

Cornwallis Court were overall winners in the Senior Green Fingers competition Picture: CAROL STREET

Cornwallis Court were overall winners in the Senior Green Fingers competition Picture: CAROL STREET - Credit: Archant

An event to celebrate green-fingered enthusiasts in care homes in Bury St Edmunds was held last week.

A celebration event was held at St Peter's care home in Bury St Edmunds Picture: CAROL STREET

A celebration event was held at St Peter's care home in Bury St Edmunds Picture: CAROL STREET - Credit: Archant

The Senior Green Fingers celebration was held on Tuesday, August 7, at St Peter’s House nursing home in Bury, with Cornwallis Court, in Hospital Road, being crowned as overall winners.

The contest, run by the town’s horticultural organisation Bury in Bloom, is open to nursing, care and residential homes as well as day care centres in Bury St Edmunds.

Susan Dunne, senior green fingers judge, said: “We were delighted to see the enthusiasm and engagement of residents and clients in the gardens of all those that entered the senior green fingers competition this year.

“The standard of the gardens have improved since last year despite the drought. It would be lovely if more nursing and residential homes entered the competition in 2019.”


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Melanie Lesser, Bury in Bloom coordinator, said: “Bury in Bloom are very grateful to our volunteer judges who visited all the gardens. We would also like to thank St Peter’s House for hosting the celebration tea.”

The award winners were as follows:

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Best hanging baskets and tubs - St. Peter’s House

Best general appearance - Manson House

Best resident involvement - Stradbroke Court

Best use of resources and community involvement - Gatehouse Dementia Hub

Best creative development - Cornwallis Court

Overall winner - Cornwallis Court

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