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South Lodge's new beach theme garden opens for residents

South Lodge - beach garden

[20 May 2021]

A new beach themed garden has been opened at South Lodge Care home thanks to funding from the National Lottery.

Staff at South Lodge Care home applied for funding from the National Lottery to renovate their garden into a safe space for Residents to enjoy. The beach theme was chosen by staff with features including an ice-cream stall, brightly painted benches and indoor beach huts for any rainy days.

Helen Brown, Service Manager said, "We are delighted to open this new garden space to our Residents. We hope the garden theme will help our Residence reminisce about good times at the sea side and provide a great new space for them and their families to enjoy."

The garden also features an arbor which is being kindly donated by nearby Wallacetown Nursery. Members of staff from the nursery attended the garden's opening to make their donation.

Helen added, "I would like to thank the Wallacetown Nursery, the National lottery and all those involved in the development of our new garden. We are delighted with how the idea has been brought to life."

Julie Dettbarn, Chair of the Integrated Joint Board who was in attendance at the opening added, "I was grateful to be part of this event, after a difficult year it is wonderful to see the joy this work will bring to the Residents and their families. The staff have done a wonderful job and the work really does show the community spirit which is here at South Lodge."

South Lodge beach garden opening