Residential home winners of Bury St Edmunds gardening competition presented with vouchers

Overall winners St Peter's House. Picture: CAROL STREET

Overall winners St Peter's House. Picture: CAROL STREET - Credit: Archant

A presentation and tea party for elderly participants of a Bury St Edmunds gardening competition took place last week.

Cornwallis Court, who won best wildlife promotion. Picture: CAROL STREET

Cornwallis Court, who won best wildlife promotion. Picture: CAROL STREET - Credit: Archant

Senior Green Fingers is Bury in Bloom’s award scheme for nursing and residential homes and day care centres.

Judges Chris Hodgson, Sue Thompson and Susan Dunne visited residents’ gardens in July to look over the entries.

The award scheme is now in its third year and is sponsored by Bury St Edmunds-based company Treatt.

The presentation and tea party was held at St Peter’s House residential home in Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday, August 16.

Sue Thompson, Senior Green Fingers judge, said: “We were delighted to see even more resident involvement in all those that entered this year.

“The judges could see the enjoyment the residents were getting from gardening. We are very grateful to Treatt for their sponsorship as it enables us to give gardening vouchers to all that enter.”

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Award winners who received gardening vouchers were as follows:

• St Peter’s House – Best Resident Involvement

• Gatehouse Dementia Hub – Best Community Involvement

• North Court – Best Use of Space

• Cornwallis Court – Best Wildlife Promotion

• Stradbroke Court – Best Overall Improvement

• Davers Court – Best Art Projects

• St Peter’s House – Overall Winners

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