2 August 2017
Hallmark in Bloom: This year’s winners
We are proud to announce the winners of Hallmark in Bloom, our company-wide gardening competition.
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 our gardens to the next level.
Damien Newman, Training, Education and Consultancy Manager for Thrive said:
“Once again the standard of gardens and use of the space for resident’s benefit has improved across Hallmark Care Homes. There are now many examples of excellence in the use of nature and gardens for therapeutic value. All homes can be very proud in being at the top of the industry in the use of gardens.”
Check out this year’s winner’s below!
Best Gardening Club: Greenhill Manor
Best Resident Engagement: Bucklesham Grange
Innovation to Engage Residents: Greenhill Manor
Best Outdoor Activity Provision: Kew House
Best Visual Appeal: Greenhill Manor
Best Celebration on the Day: Anisha Grange
Best Community Collaboration: Regency House
Best Gardening Experience for People Living with Dementia: Lakeview
Best Recording of Gardening Activity: Bucklesham Grange
Best Vegetable Patches and Herb Garden: Bryn Celyn
Thrive Gardening Guru: Lily Chapman (Ty Enfys)
Carry on Gardening Award
We have created a new award for residents who not only take joy from gardening for themselves but in turn garden in a way to be kind and helpful to their fellow residents.
- Mr Clive Williams (Bryn Celyn)
- Mrs Minnie Potter (Cherry Tree)
- Mr Patrick Brereton (Cherry Tree)
- Mr Peter Pearson (Bucklesham Grange)
- Mr Jack Stocking (Bucklesham Grange)
- Mrs Anderson (Ty Enfys)
Garden Masters Award
This is another new award for 2017, which recognises Hallmark Care Homes’ gardeners who have excelled in creating beautiful, enriched garden spaces and work together with the lifestyles teams to enrich the lives of residents using our outdoor spaces.
- Rhiannon Lewis (Greenhill Manor)
- Nick Mannion (Ty Enfys)
- Olive Hartup (Anya Court)
- Andy Keen (Anya Court)
- Rob Emberson (Anisha Grange)
Runner up: Admiral Court
Runner up: Regency House
Overall Champion: Ty Enfys