Parklands Manor is a beautiful home with loads of different spaces for residents to enjoy. On the Second Floor, Parklands has a covered terrace which in cooperation of the residents from the Meadows we are re-adapting and adding our own touch. Residents love the outdoors so the theme for this art project was the sky. On this note, the activities team and the residents began making clouds that we will use at a later date to decorate the covered terrace. It was a fun activity where residents enjoyed their time making the clouds and can’t wait to see them up in the sky
The gardens come to life in spring with a mass of flowering bulbs in the Wilderness and formal gardens.
Summer sees the spectacular herbaceous border in the East Front Gardens at its best, while Queen Mary II’s Exotics come out in the Lower Orangery Garden.
The Great Vine grapes are harvested at the end of the summer then the autumn colours in the Tiltyard, Wilderness and 20th Century Garden as deer rut in Home Park.
In the winter, striking outlines of trees stretch across Home Park and, if we’re lucky, snow highlights the topiary of the Privy Garden.
After all these interesting facts we thought we should check our selves the wonders of the gardens at Hampton Court Palace, so we started at the beginning, we visited to see the wilderness and the formal gardens which didn’t disappoint. It was a sunny but a little chilly day, it didn’t matter because the magic of this place transformed all of us and transported us to another time, times of grandeur and treason.
we all walked around trying to find the ghosts of the past, but the only thing we found was the amazing energy of the garden.
As spring approaches and the weather improving it’s the perfect time for our residents to make the most of the sunshine and amazing view.
We organised a trip to Clifton Garden Centre, not too far from our home and a new adventure for all as none of us have been there before.
Bus ready, residents all onboard and off we went! 5 minutes after departing, we arrived at our destination, a beautiful, well-kept garden centre, with amazing flowers and all sorts of plants. Not to forget one of the nicest cafes we have encountered in our travels.
After a nice walk around assimilating all the colours and smells, we sat around in the café to enjoy a nice cup of tea.