14 August 2015
Hallmark in Bloom: this year’s winners
We are proud to announce the winners of our company-wide gardening event, Hallmark in Bloom.
All of our homes across England and Wales have worked extremely hard to improve the quality of their gardens and demonstrate strong evidence of resident and community engagement.
This year’s event saw great improvement on last year, and we will continue to work closely with Thrive in order to take us to the next level.
Damien Newman, training and education officer for Thrive and Hallmark in Bloom judge said: “to see the gardens in which they are evolving and know that it will be making a real difference to the quality of life and wellbeing of the residents is a privilege.
“Each year it’s pleasing to see how the gardens in each home are being improved to enable access for all in a meaningful way and in keeping with each resident desires and preferences in gardens and gardening. This year, judging has been very difficult.”
Check out this year’s winners below:
Overall champion: Lakeview
Regional champion England: Anisha Grange
Regional champion Wales: Greenhill Manor
Most improved overall: Greenhill Manor
Best gardening club: Alexandra Grange
Best resident involvement: Lakeview
Innovation to engage people with dementia: Bucklesham Grange
Best home effort: Cwrt Enfys
Best visual appeal: Anya Court
Most improved outdoor space: Maycroft Manor
Best recording of gardening activities: Ty Enfys
Best vegetable and herb garden: Admiral Court
Best celebration on the day: Anisha Grange
Best community and volunteer involvement: Greenhill Manor, Ty Enfys and Shire Hall
View photos from the event here.