Ridgeway Residential Home in Sidmouth holds summer party in its flower-filled garden
PUBLISHED: 18:00 02 September 2018
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.