Castleford care home, Newfield 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.
Newfield Lodge was shortlisted as a finalist for West Yorkshire by the Gardens in Bloom judges, who were impressed by the ‘bright and bold’ features, carefully chosen by the care home’s residents.
Lisa Harding, Ideal Carehomes’ Regional Director and Gardens in Bloom judge in West Yorkshire, said, ‘I was shown the gardens by two of our lovely residents, who told me all about what they had wanted to achieve in their garden.’
‘The residents have created a feature wall, designed and painted by the residents to add colour and texture to the garden. The new seating area, which is decorated with fairy lights and colourful bunting, is the perfect place to relax and take in the surrounding flowers.
‘Newfield Lodge have done a fantastic job in transforming their garden into a vibrant and beautiful space.’
93-year-old resident, Jean Briggs, said ‘We’re very proud to have been chosen to go through to the finals of Gardens in Bloom. We love our garden – it really represents our love.’
Lynn Robinson, the Home Manager at Newfield Lodge, said ‘I am over the moon for our residents at Newfield Lodge for making the national finals of Gardens in Bloom 2022. The wonderful efforts made by our residents and care team have really brought the garden to life.’
Newfield Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 64 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Newfield Lodge is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).