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Hallmark Care Homes compete in Hallmark in Bloom

28 June 2017

Hallmark Care Homes compete in Hallmark in Bloom

Hallmark Care Homes across England and Wales will once again compete in our glorious company-wide gardening event, Hallmark in Bloom.

Hallmark in Bloom is an annual competition held to find the greenest garden in the country. This year, Hallmark in Bloom runs from the 3rd– 14th July and kicks off at Maycroft Manor, our delightful care home in Brighton, East Sussex. Judging categories to this year’s event include; ‘Best Whole Home Effort’ and ‘Best Resident Engagement.’

Since its launch in 2003, Hallmark in Bloom has been an important date in the Hallmark Care Homes calendar of events. Our residents make use of our gardens throughout the year and enjoy participating in our weekly gardening clubs, but taking part in the competition allows us to create a much bigger impact. It’s an opportunity for our residents to live an active, and independent lifestyle and showcase their efforts throughout the year.

The homes have been pulling out all the stops to make sure they are in ‘full bloom’ come judgement day. From visiting gardening centres to growing their own fruits and vegetables, each home is making use of their outdoor space in their own unique way. Residents at Anya Court in Rugby, have redecorated their boules court and planted beautiful flowers, whereas Regency House in Ely, Cardiff have have planted bright and sweet-smelling flowers, inspired by Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Judges to this year’s green fingered event include; Hallmark Care Homes Operations Director Cheryl Wanklyn, Care Quality, Governance and Compliance Director Julie Rayner, Sales and Marketing Director Chris Aldridge  and Director Ram Goyal.

Other special guests, include Training and Education Officer, Damien Newman from Thrive, who are a gardening charity which promote the therapeutic benefits of gardening for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged. The homes utilise Thrives expertise throughout the year to ensure our care team have the skills needed to enable our residents to make the most of their outdoor space.

The judging day at the home is also a great opportunity for visitors to get involved and enjoy a taste of the British summer time. This year visitors to Anisha Grange, our care home in Billericay can take part in a Grease themed party. Meanwhile, visitors to Cartref Annwyl Fan, our care home in Betws can enjoy a dog show, with visitors invited to bring along their dogs to participate in the show.

For further information about the homes judging times and activities please contact the homes directly or email: [email protected]

The winners will be announced in August.

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