Arnold care home, Coppice Lodge, has been named a finalist in care home provider, Ideal Carehomes’, annual Gardens in Bloom competition.
Gardens in Bloom aims to engage Ideal Carehomes’ teams, residents and the local community in creating wonderful outside spaces for everyone to enjoy.
Coppice Lodge was shortlisted as a finalist for North Midlands by the Gardens in Bloom judges, who were impressed by the landscaped views and seaside themed feature garden.
Catherine Smith, Ideal Carehomes’ Regional Director and Gardens in Bloom judge in North Midlands, said, ‘When we walked around the garden, it was clear that a lot of thought had been put in to its features.
‘Seeing the residents sat outside with their loved ones, watching the birds enjoy the new bird boxes and taking in the views was lovely. Coppice Lodge have done a fantastic job at transforming their garden into the perfect place to spend quality time with family and friends.’
81-year-old resident, June Tait, said ‘We have worked so hard on the garden, and the boat is my favourite part. I love the paint and the flowers – it’s just so beautiful. I’m very proud to have been part of it and even prouder of the trophy we received – can’t wait to see what if we win the finals.’
Alex Field, the Home Manager at Coppice Lodge, said the gardens are the ‘pride and joy’ of the home. She continued,
‘The stimulation and social interaction the gardens bring to all of the residents is of the upmost important to us. I’m so proud of everyone who got involved, and I have my fingers crossed that we can go all the way – well done team Coppice!’
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Coppice Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 64 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Coppice Lodge is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).