Residental Care Home: Our latest landscaping project

The owner of Waxham House Residential Care Home in Ryde approached C.A.R. Gardens with an interesting brief.

The garden was almost entirely laid to lawn and concrete, with a loved but dominant fish pond. Our customer really wanted the garden to be a place of interest, vitality and movement. Crucial in our considerations had to be the residents of the home and how we could make their garden a place to sit, relax and have time with their visitors. And when the weather was poor it should be of interest to view from the windows.

With a limited budget we set to designing a new brick outline, and to concentrate on providing more space to sit, and plant generous borders with shrubs, herbaceous, scented climbers, ground covers and a flowering cherry tree with edible fruit.

The pond, and statues were repositioned and the old concrete had a good clean up. As part of our commitment to gardening organically we utilised various methods for strong and healthy plants the natural way, such as feeding the soil, incorporating manure, applying mycorrhizal fungi to the roots of young stock, mulching the surface and installing various wildlife habitats. The wild birds were tempted in with more feed stations, and a clean water supply.

Since completing the works our customer gave us this feedback:

“Thank you for the lovely work you & your colleagues have undertaken for us. The residents are extremely happy with the new look garden”.

We trust the new garden will bring enjoyment for many people for many years to come.

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