Birch Green Care Home’s dementia garden is to receive a makeover.
The colourful and quiet space, which also acts as a sensory garden for residents, is a favourite area for many people.
Such gardens are a valuable form of therapy for many people, particularly those with dementia, helping with relaxation and to use the senses to trigger memories.
Birch Green’s garden is shortly to undergo some changes in time for the summer, with a new path first to be constructed.
Fundraising has seen the money raised used to install raised planters, and residents will be taken out to the garden centre soon to choose all the new plants.
Residents have been consulted every step of the way on the plans, which include full wheelchair access. Relatives of one of Birch Green’s residents have also donated benches for the outdoor space.
Over the coming month the garden will see some wonderful changes, and visitors to the website and our Facebook page will be kept up to date through regular photographs.