Purdis Farm: Home hoping for top prize for its gardens

Residents enjoying the pirate themed treasure trail during the judging of the gardens at the Buckles

Residents enjoying the pirate themed treasure trail during the judging of the gardens at the Bucklesham Grange care home. - Credit: Archant

Green-fingered people at a Suffolk care home are hoping the colourful and sensory haven they have created will take top prize in a national gardens competition.

Residents at 55-bed Bucklesham Grange have been working hard to ensure the gardens look beautiful to celebrate Hallmark in Bloom, a company-wide gardening competition across all Hallmark Care Homes.

Judges from Thrive, a gardening charity that promotes the therapeutic benefits of gardening, were treated to a pirate-themed treasure hunt.

Damien Newman, training and education officer from Thrive, said: “It is always a privilege to judge the gardens and the competition is always fierce but Bucklesham Grange have done themselves proud.”

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