Ash Tree House care home in Wigan was named a finalist in care home provider Ideal Carehomes’ annual Gardens in Bloom competition for the second year running, after being crowned national champions in 2022.
Gardens in Bloom aims to engage Ideal Carehomes’ teams, residents and the local community in creating wonderful outside spaces for everyone to enjoy.
Ash Tree House was named joint winner in the North West region along with sister home, Brinnington Hall, by Gardens in Bloom judges, who were impressed by the residents’ vegetable patch, where they grow produce like potatoes to incorporate into their meals.
Lisa Harding, an Ideal Carehomes Regional Director and Gardens in Bloom judge, said, ‘Ash Tree House have kept their gardens to a really high standard, and they are still as colourful and welcoming as they have always been.
‘Residents and the Ash Tree House team worked together to create picture boards and they all told me how much they love the space and look forward to spending time outside each day. Congratulations, Ash Tree House!’
82-year-old resident, Teresa Reid, commented, ‘It’s fantastic to be finalists for Gardens in Bloom! I’ve really enjoyed my time in the garden weeding, planting and getting fresh air. I can spend quality time with my children and grandchildren outside which is great.’
Ben Lee, the Care Manager at Ash Tree House, added, ‘We are really pleased to win Gardens in Bloom once again for our region after winning the national competition last year.
‘It is a testament to the efforts of our wonderful volunteers, residents, and the team at Ash Tree House. Their hard work makes our garden a beautiful place to be enjoyed by our residents and their loved ones.’
To find out more about Ash Tree House’s garden project, please call Ash Tree House on 01942 256089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ash Tree House is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With 60 ensuite bedrooms, attractive décor and freely accessible gardens, Ash Tree House is proud to be rated as GOOD by the CQC (Care Quality Commission).