Blooming Marvellous time to be had at Runwood care homes
Runwood Homes has launched its annual Blooming Marvellous competition.
The competition aims to encourage residents and team members to work together to create beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces that they can be proud of and enjoy. Each Runwood home is tasked with brightening up its gardens, pathways, pots, and front entrances.
To enter the competition, homes must submit before and after photos of their garden or outdoor space, along with a description of improvements made. The closing date for entry is 29 July. In-person garden visits will help decide the winner.
The competition links in with Runwood Homes dignity theme for May: ‘The great outdoors – we are all gardeners.’
As well as being a popular and social pastime for residents, gardening has been shown to play a crucial part in enhancing wellbeing and purpose. Runwood is encouraging home teams to set up gardening clubs over the course of the Blooming Marvellous competition, so residents, relatives and team members all have the chance to take part, even if it is just to sit and enjoy the fresh air.
According to Runwood Homes: “The competition really is a great way for residents, team members, and relatives to spend time in the home’s gardens during the summer months, working together to create something they can all be proud of. The garden is a relaxing place to spend time, whether that’s to enjoy a quiet morning tea or coffee, a chat with friends, or doing a spot of gardening. Every year we are so impressed by the standard of entries, and we are very much looking forward to seeing what homes do this year as well.”