Residents and Activities Team Join Forces to Revamp Courtyard
The aim was to brighten up the courtyard to make it a more vibrant space for the summer months.
Chestnut Court take pride in the outdoor areas of our home and each year they look at the ways they can make further improvements to these for the residents. Some of the green fingered residents also enjoy getting involved.
Last year, during lockdown, the activities team worked with residents to create their very own onsite allotment which has thrived and given them the ability to include freshly grown produce on the menus.
After speaking to residents, the activities team decided to focus on the courtyard this year to ensure residents at Chestnut Court are able make the most of the outdoor weather in a vibrant and colourful space.
Ruth Jefferies, Activities Coordinator at Chestnut Court, said: “Our residents asked for something bright and cheerful in the courtyard so that’s what we set out to do.”
The first step in the project was to add some colour to the planters that were already in place. After this, it was then decided that it would be great to add in a colourful flower design to the planters.
This initial flower design of the planters was popular, but the general feedback was that more colour was still needed. This led to a various shades of green for a herb border and shades of blue and purple flowers to bring the all important colour we wanted.
The final step was to part a rainbow in the courtyard which residents and the team wanted as a tribute for the residents we lost during the pandemic.
Everyone at Chestnut Court is thrilled with the final result and we are looking forward to making the most of the area throughout the summer.
Chestnut Court would also like to say a huge thank you to Tesco, Dulex and the local community for their kind donations that made all this possible.