A care home in Surrey has marked the launch of their new sensory garden with a Sip and Seed party for residents and friends of the home.

Camberley Manor, based in Deepcut, hosted a celebratory event on Wednesday 8th May, following National Gardening Week, to officially open their new outdoor space in the presence of the 60 residents, their families and local community.

The Mindenhurst team, who have been overseeing development in the home’s immediate vicinity, joined forces with the home and sub-contractors, Graduate Landscapes, to transform an area of the home’s existing garden into a tranquil sensory space. 

The team generously donated their time, materials and expertise to build a bespoke seating area, plant dozens of sensory plants, and more to deliver a versatile garden complete with wheelchair accessible planters.

The home was joined by community including Parkinson’s UK, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, and local businesses to enjoy proceedings.

The Sip and Seed encouraged attendees to bring a cutting from their own garden or small plants to add to the existing creation and contribute to the sensory space. After the ceremonial cutting of ribbon to announce the opening, assisted by Camberley Manor resident Jean Edmondson, guests enjoyed a themed VE Day performance by Lucy-Lou who sang classic 40’s tunes, whilst savouring delicious canapes and prosecco.

Home Manager Girlie Braga said “This afternoon has been such a joy to host as we welcome new and familiar faces to the home. We wish to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to the teams that contributed to this wonderful project.”

Business Development Manager Jo Anderson-Woodley said “Niki’s teams have been fundamental in creating this sensory garden. We are looking forward to utilising this space over the Summer for our residents and the local community we support.”

Niki from Mindenhurst expressed her delight by adding that “The team were delighted to work with Graduate Landscapes to create this new sensory garden. It is really rewarding to collaborate with other companies who are also committed to making positive contributions within the community. I hope all the residents at Camberley Manor enjoy this new space, which not only looks great, but also promotes wellbeing.”

Be the heart of Camberley Manor family by being part of the vibrant community that the home fosters through its engaging monthly events and activities. 

If you would like to find out more about Camberley Manor, please contact bdm@camberleymanor.co.uk or visit https://www.tlccare.co.uk/homes/camberley-manor/.

Camberley Manor Care Home hosts engaging monthly events and activities  for the residents and community.