Halifax care home Pocket Garden competition gives prizes for green fingers

The arrival of summer has brought with it garden competition season and Four Seasons Pellon Care Centre in Halifax is celebrating pocket gardens.

Wednesday, 21st July 2021, 2:00 pm
Resident Hannah with her pocket garden

Made in anything from an old bucket to a chipped tea cup, the pocket garden trend is one anyone can be part of and the home, in association with Gardenius Nursery, is offering a £200 prize for the most imaginative, as judged by its residents.

Members of the local community are asked to create a pocket garden in the theme of ‘Summer of Joy’, a two-month long celebration of events for the residents, designed to have them enjoying the outdoors, fresh air and friends.

Photographs of the pocket garden will be judged by the residents as well as horticulturalists from the garden centre.

The lucky winner will receive a gift card to be able to continue their green fingered creativity.

To inspire budding gardeners, a handy guide on how to create your own pocket garden is free to download at www.fshc.co.uk/pocketgarden.

To enter, send a photo of your pocket garden to [email protected] quoting ‘Pellon Care’ in your email. The competition closes on July 31.

The home’s manager, Maria Percival, said: “Events like these help to connect our residents to the wider community, as well as refresh their passion for hobbies they enjoy.

"I know how much everyone is looking forward to judging the entries and along with the prize, it’s great incentive to try creating your own pocket garden.”

Pellon Care Centre is located in Pellon Lane, Halifax and provides nursing, dementia, palliative and short stay respite care.