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Gardening with Chestnut Nursery

To help celebrate National Gardening Week  (30 April – 6 May 2018) our residents at Green Tree Court have been helping our regular pre-school visitors to get greener fingers with some colourful planting.

 

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“Every week 10 pre-schoolers aged from three to four years old, come along to Green Tree Court to join in activities,” commented Merle Weiner, Head of Activities at Green Tree Court. “The children and our residents have a go at everything from decorating fairy cakes and pom-pom dancing to art and crafts. With the better weather finally here, we’ve been able to start thinking about the garden and do some planting together. We all enjoyed getting our fingers into the soil and coming up with some colourful planting combinations using pots and trays. It was a great chance for the children to discover more about growing plants. And our residents, who really look forward to these weekly visits, had a real sense of purpose as they were really needed to help the youngsters to get it right.”

 

Gardening at Green Tree Court

We’re proud of our beautiful landscaped gardens at Green Tree Court. Designed for accessibility, residents can easily get outside to enjoy the fresh air and enjoy the planting throughout the year. Residents are also invited to take control of their own private area of garden if they want to. There’s plenty of space in the greenhouse for bringing on seedlings or tender plants and we have raised beds that are more accessible. Popular with residents who have always enjoyed gardening and want to continue this part of their life for as long as possible, some residents also take up gardening for the first time when they’re with us.

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