Lilian Faithfull Care launches a new gardening competition in Gloucestershire

Green fingered residents, day care hub visitors and staff at Lilian Faithfull Care homes are creating garden patches for the charity’s new gardening competition this summer.

Gloucestershire-based elderly care charity, Lilian Faithfull Care, is inviting residents, day care visitors and staff to take part in its new gardening competition, Lilian Faithfull Care in Bloom.

Running across its five care homes and two adult day care hubs, green fingered residents, visitors and staff can work together to create a garden patch to submit for judging in August 2021 – with staff across all job roles encouraged to take part, from carers and catering staff right up to senior management.

Each home and day care hub will grow a garden patch with anyone who wishes to contribute being encouraged to take part in a variety of activities, from planting and seed sowing to watering and nurturing the patch.

People are encouraged to work together as a team, with those who have previous gardening experience sharing their skills with those who are new to the activity.

As well as planting flowers to encourage bees, birds and butterflies into the gardens, participants can get involved in creative upcycling projects and have a go at growing their own fruit, veg and herbs – with suggestions from the catering teams on how they can include the produce on the care home’s menu.

The project was inspired by Lilian Faithfull Care’s new care quality manager, Rita Harris, who hopes that staff and residents will all benefit from spending time outdoors together in each home and day care hub’s beautiful grounds, as well as enjoying the mental and physical wellbeing that gardening provides.

With gardening clubs one of the charity’s most popular activities, the new contest is designed to create a point of ongoing interest for residents and day guests, with a touch of healthy competition too.

Participants will have until August 2021 to get their gardens looking gorgeous before they are judged – with Lilian Faithfull Care encouraging people who would like to join the judging panel to get in touch with marketing manager, Kelly Richardson.

Local businesses, community groups and schools are also being encouraged to donate gardening tools, cuttings, seeds and equipment to the charity for the project.

For more information, visit lilianfaithfull.co.uk.


By Chloe Gorman


Follow SoGlos on Facebook and sign-up to the weekly SoGlos lifestyle newsletter for the very latest Gloucestershire news stories.

© SoGlos
Wednesday 23 June 2021

More news you might like...

Cycle through the scenic Cotswolds in aid of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, as Ride for Ryder returns this July 2022.

Sue Ryder is encouraging people to get on their bikes and Ride for Ryder

Gloucestershire cyclists are invited to take on the Ride for Ryder challenge this summer, raising funds for the county’s only...

Known as ‘The Chalet’, the house featured in the much-loved Netflix series Sex Education offers magnificent views across the cinematic Wye Valley – and you can stay there!

You can now rent the Sex Education house in the Forest of Dean

Love the Netflix original series Sex Education? You can now experience a unique stay in Jean and Otis’s gorgeous hillside home,...

East Glos Club in Cheltenham has been recognised as one of the top three clubs in the whole country by LTA, the governing body of tennis in the UK.

Cheltenham tennis club is officially recognised among top three in the UK

East Glos Club is celebrating being named a finalist in the Club of the Year category at the 2022 LTA Tennis Awards, beating...

The site of Gloucester Food Dock, overlooking the Victoria Basin, where various waterside buildings are currently being transformed into a new foodie destination.

Gloucester Food Dock project reaches milestone

A landmark moment in the £3.5 million development that is Gloucestershire Food Dock has been reached, with the owners able...

Gloucestershire is hosting the Women’s Tour for the first time ever this June 2022, with cycling action in Tewkesbury, Gloucester and the Forest of Dean.

The Gloucestershire route for the Women’s Tour has been revealed

World-class road cycling will be coming through Gloucestershire this summer, when the Women’s Tour takes its first race route...

Don’t miss

Unmissable highlights