Firtree House’s patio area transformed for Aria in Bloom

Firtree Aria in Bloom

Residents and colleagues at Firtree House Nursing Home in Tunbridge Wells were joined by relatives and the local community as they came together to transform their patio area as part of our nationwide campaign Aria in Bloom.

After the success of Aria in Bloom last year when it was launched, we wanted to get involved to make this year’s competition even better and make our gardens beautiful for the people living in our community.

We had a wonderful day and took the opportunity to spruce up our patio area. Now we have a lovely, cosy area to relax in day and night, with some low lighting and protection from the wind it is the perfect area for our residents to spend time with family and friends.

The sun was shining adding to the success of the day and the results were truly impressive. As part of RHS National Gardening Week taking place in May, it was a great opportunity for us to get involved in the Big Seed Sow initiative, a community-growing campaign designed to get communities, groups and individuals sowing and sharing seeds. This year we planted Californian Poppy and Love-Lies-Bleeding seeds.

Home Manager Jackie Cullip commented on the success of Aria in Bloom, “Thank you so much to everyone who came to volunteer and for the donations from the local community including flowers and hanging baskets. The support and enthusiasm from everyone involved have truly made a difference in enhancing our outdoor spaces.”

The winning home and runners up will be chosen in the next few weeks when the plants and flowers have bloomed and the results can be seen in full effect.

Firtree House provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent or respite basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call freephone 0808 223 5503.