A group of older people in Bury St Edmunds have rediscovered their love of gardening and the great outdoors following a competition in the town.
Members of the Davers Club have been encouraged to continue gardening after winning the Community Involvement award in the successful Senior Green Fingers competition, part of this year’s Bury in Bloom.
The group was commended for its work with pupils from the neighbouring Priory School, who helped get the garden ready for Bury in Bloom.
School pupils joined with club members to plant sensory flower beds, paint bird boxes, decorate plant pots and build bug hotels to attract more wildlife into the garden.
John Edwards, home manager at Davers Court, the care home adjacent to the club, said: “The competition has really inspired both residents and club members to rediscover their love of gardening, as well connect with the outdoors and share their gardening tips with the younger generation.
“We’re thrilled with the end result – the garden is now a wonderful place where residents and club members can get closer to nature and spend time with loved ones.
“We’re very thankful to the Priory School for all their help and we hope to continue sharing our special garden with them.”
As well as securing the award, Davers Court hosted the final judging and award presentations of the Senior Green Fingers competition.
The Davers Club received a £50 voucher prize for their involvement in Bury in Bloom, which will be spent on bringing nature indoors by introducing more indoor plants and herbs.