Residents and staff at Chestnut Court team up to start garden allotment
Everyone enjoyed working together to set the allotment up with it already yielding fantastic results.
The measures in place in care homes up and down the country have made it difficult for homes to run a range of activities, with entertainers unable to come into the home and restrictions in place to stop residents coming together in large groups.
However, everyone at Chestnut Court in Quedgeley has decided to use this time as an opportunity to create something which they were particularly passionate about – their very own onsite allotment.
Over the past few weeks, residents and the team at Chestnut Court have been working hard as a group to start the allotment from scratch in the designated garden space.
Working through the spectacular sunshine, and occasional showers, everyone is thrilled with the final result.
Chestnut Court now has access to freshly grown strawberries, runner beans, potatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and much more. They have even built their very own scarecrow to fend off any unwanted guests!
Ruth Jefferies, Activity Coordinator at Chestnut Court, said: “Residents and staff have loved coming together during this time to set up our very own allotment. It has been difficult thinking of different ideas for activities with the restrictions in place, but this seemed like a natural fit as we have lots of keen gardeners at Chestnut Court who have longed for our very own onsite allotment.”