Green fingered fun at King’s Lynn care homes

Ron Cobb
Ron Cobb
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Greenfingered residents at two Lynn care homes have been busy making their gardens beautiful for a nationwide competition.

The residents at Amberley Hall and Goodwins Hall Care Homes took part in the annual Hallmark In Bloom contest, a company-wide gardening competition across all Hallmark care homes.

The homes were judged by Thrive, a national gardening charity that promotes the therapeutic benefits of gardening, and the results will be announced soon.

At Amberley Hall, in Baldock Drive, residents and staff celebrated the In Bloom event with an arts and crafts day, and enjoyed a visit from North Wootton Community School.

Children enjoyed chatting with residents and helped paint ornamental butterflies for the home’s new butterfly garden.

Pupils from St Michael’s Community School also joined residents for a treasure hunt with a whole host of wonderful prizes.

Goodwins Hall, in Goodwins Road, took part in a ‘back to the future’ theme with costumes ranging from the Stone Age to the year 3,000. The chef also prepared food to accompany any decade imaginable.

Damien Newman, training and education Officer from Thrive, said: “The competition is always fierce but both homes in Lynn have done themselves proud.”