Stockport Care Home Wows Judges in Gardening Competition - Ideal Carehomes

Stockport Care Home Wows Judges in Gardening Competition

Brinnington Hall care home in Stockport 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.

Brinnington Hall was named joint winner in the North West region alongside sister home, Ash Tree House, by Gardens in Bloom judges, who were impressed by the colourful features around the garden which the residents chose to represent Pride, embracing inclusivity and positive change.

Lisa Harding, an Ideal Carehomes Regional Director and Gardens in Bloom judge, said, ‘To choose a theme based on inclusivity and acceptance is a beautiful sentiment, and Brinnington Hall’s garden represents this perfectly.

‘The colours are bright and bold, and every area is accessible to everyone; it’s the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones. Congratulations, Brinnington Hall!’

77-year-old resident, Kenneth Calvert, commented, ‘Our garden is looking fabulous! The raised flower beds are great for the residents who want to continue to do a bit of gardening.

I like how we used old furniture for the raised beds, and upcycled things like bikes and the tyres, so we are helping support the environment. We celebrate inclusiveness we should remember that love is a feeling and cannot differentiate between ethnicity or gender.’

Karen Harrison, the Home Manager at Brinnington Hall, said about win, ‘We’re absolutely over the moon! The residents, team and community have worked so hard to make a difference in our gardens.

‘The residents and their loved ones have spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous views since finishing our garden project, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.’

To find out more about Brinnington Hall’s garden, please call 01614 063040, email or visit

Brinnington Hall, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is rated GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), and has 67 en-suite bedrooms, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible.