Residents at Bowood Court and Mews, worked through wind, rain and even heat waves to water and nurture their plants ready to compete in the first ever ‘Hanging basket competition’ ran by Adept Care Homes.
The residents took pride in planting, designing, and creating their very own hanging baskets for everybody to enjoy during the summer months.
The friendly inter-home competition encouraged teamwork and commitment from the residents as they were tasked with nurturing their baskets for three months, before being judged by the public.
With eight Adept Care Homes competing, the homes took to social media for the local community to decide which basket should win first place.
Bowood court and Mews wowed the public with their creativity and commitment, awarding them first place in the competition. The home took home the first-place medal as well as £50 for their resident social fund.
Leah, a resident at Bowood court and Mews said “I am so happy that we won the hanging basket competition, all the baskets were beautiful. I loved the flowers and the colours of them. When we were making the hanging basket, we tried to be different with the way it was presented, it was a lot of fun.”
Our green-fingered residents at Bowood Court & Mews are a part of the homes gardening club and regularly spend time together in the home’s colourful gardens.
“The competition brought so much joy and excitement to our residents during what has been a difficult time for everyone. All the homes hanging baskets looked incredible, the residents put in so much hard work and dedication, and it shows. It was so fantastic to have the local communities take part and judge the competition, their involvement means a lot to us.” said Jordan, Activities Lead at Bowood Court and Mews.
Adept Care homes Managing Director, Dave Lock, added, “We run a lot of competitions across the homes, but this is up there with one of the best ones. It was so wonderful to see so many residents take part not only nurturing their hanging baskets but also their relationships with fellow residents and our staff. I have been blown away by their efforts!”
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