12 October 2018
Alexandra Grange scoops local gardening award
Alexandra Grange, our care home in Wokingham has been named ‘Best Residential and Care Home Garden’ at the annual Wokingham Green Fingers gardening competition.
Our home which provides residential and dementia care, was praised for its resident involvement and accessibility of the gardens at the Wokingham council’s awards.
The awards first established in 2005, seek to find the greenest gardens in Wokingham. Categories range from ‘Best Front Garden’ to ‘Best Window Box and Container.’
General Manager, Magda Anca said: “We are very happy that the garden at Alexandra Grange has been awarded Gold at this year’s Wokingham Green Fingers gardening competition. The garden at Alexandra Grange provides a relaxing environment for the residents and their families and friends to be around and we ensure that residents are involved in creating their own garden at their home.”
Alexandra Grange resident, Deirdre Walker, 82 said: “We are delighted to receive this award. All of the residents enjoy spending time in the garden that now has been recognised as the best care home garden in Wokingham.”
A panel of judges from Wokingham Town Council and Wokingham Horticultural Association visited our home in July, along with three other entrants before coming to their decision.
The residents were officially awarded their trophy at a recent presentation evening by conservative Cllr Julian McGhee-Sumner.
Entrants were judged on the overall look of their gardens, wheelchair accessibility and the use of fresh produce in the home.
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