Ridgeway Residential Home in Sidmouth holds summer party in its flower-filled garden

PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 September 2018

Ridgeway residents enjoyed entertaining party guests in their flower-filled garden. Picture: Contributed

Ridgeway residents enjoyed entertaining party guests in their flower-filled garden. Picture: Contributed

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Summer party is a chance for residents to show off the garden they all take an interest in

A summer party at the Ridgeway Residential Home in Sidmouth was a chance for residents to entertain their families and show off their beautiful garden.

They and their guests basked in warm sunshine with Pimms in one hand and a songsheet in the other to accompany live music from Scott Phillips. There was also a barbecue.

All the residents are involved with the garden, whether actively looking after it or helping to choose what is planted there.

“We’ve tried to make it a garden for everyone,” said manager Ali Galling. “One of the men is in charge of the sweet peas, and some of the ladies do dead-heading, but everyone has a say on it, perhaps saying we should have pink flowers because pink is their favourite colour.”

The home also grows its own herbs, and has a sensory garden with a water feature, wind chimes and mirrors decorated with shells.

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