Everything in the garden’s lovely for Sharrow care home residents

GREEN fingered volunteers at a Sharrow care home have created a new garden area for residents.

Grange Crescent is one of the ten homes operated across Sheffield by not for profit organisation Sheffcare.

And now everything in the garden is blooming lovely for Grange Crescent residents after volunteers redesigned a walkway in the garden to include raised beds and and new benched seating.

“Watching things grow, admiring beautiful blooms and smelling the roses, is relaxing for everyone,” said Sheffcare Volunteer Coordinator Kathryn Rawlings.

“Now, thanks, to the great work completed by our volunteers, the Grange Crescent flower beds can be viewed and used without the need to bend down and flowers and plants that evoke memories have been especially chosen.

“Residents will be able to pick apples and blackberries, eat fresh peas and smell herbs, which the Grange Crescent cook is already looking forward to using in her cooking.”

Volunteer Hannah Melia, who actually created the design for the new look outdoor space, commented: “It was so exciting to see the project come together.

“The Property Services Manager did such a good job of making my designs become a reality and then I had the fun job of filling the beds with the help of the residents themselves.”

Garden projects are among a whole range of Sheffcare volunteering opportunities that also include everything from befriending residents to helping out with activities.

To find out more simply visit www.sheffcare.co.uk