Coventry Care Home Wows Judges in Gardening Competition - Ideal Carehomes

Coventry Care Home Wows Judges in Gardening Competition

Herald Lodge care home in Coventry was 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.

Herald Lodge was named the winner in the South Birmingham region by the Gardens in Bloom judges, who were impressed by the variety of flowers and the fruit and vegetable patches, designed by the residents in the home.

Ideal Carehomes Regional Director and Gardens in Bloom judge, Catherine Smith, said, ‘The residents, team, and community members at Herald Lodge have created a beautiful, peaceful space to be able to sit and contemplate, with an amazing remembrance area and water feature.

‘They’ve even considered their environmental impact by incorporating a water butt and compost tubs. Congratulations to everyone at Herald Lodge on their incredible garden, you should all be very proud.’

96-year-old resident, Doreen Moggridge, said, ‘We’ve all worked so hard to make our garden special and meaningful to everyone at Herald Lodge. It’s a beautiful place to be.’

Gemma Pearcey, the Home Manager at Herald Lodge, added, ‘We are thrilled to be named a finalist for Gardens in Bloom! Residents, staff, family, and the local community have worked so hard to make the garden a beautiful meaningful space for all to enjoy.

‘Our beautiful memory garden gives family members a space to visit when residents have passed and it has a letter box to heaven, to help them feel connected to their loved one.’

To find out more about Herald Lodge’s Gardens in Bloom projects, call 02476 713 655 or email

Herald Lodge is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 42 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Herald Lodge is rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).