Indoor Garden Is Blooming Marvelous Addition To Care Home

by Alicia Simpson

Monday, May 16th, 2016

image2
A Glasgow Care Home is offering its residents the chance to get ‘in-and-about’ with the creation of its very own indoor garden.

Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home on Currie Street has converted a previously under-used space into a relaxing and comfortable garden environment, complete with an astro-turf hedge, sky blue ceiling with painted clouds, garden furniture and stonework wallpaper to create the effect of an outside wall.

An array of indoor plants have also been selected to contribute the sights and smells of an everyday garden, as well as a carefully designed interior, and the area is open to all residents and visitors to enjoy on a daily basis.

The idea was thought up by residents and staff eager to bring something different to Wyndford Locks and provide a more relaxing and enjoyable living space. This addition has been particularly welcome for those living with dementia for whom going outdoors can be challenging.

Alan Twigg, Home Manager at Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, said: “The reaction to the indoor garden has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Whereas the space was previously under-used, the makeover has given it a new lease of life and all of our residents have enjoyed the chance to relax in the garden without the stress of making their way out of the home.

“We’re hoping to add some speakers and an MP3 player to channel some garden sounds and really complete the effect. The door is always open and the new space is proving really popular.”

Dementia takes various forms and can leave people living with the condition feeling confused, isolated or distressed. In some cases they will not recognise even close relatives and loved ones.

However, research has repeatedly shown the benefits of helping those with the condition to channel and focus on positive memories from their lives. The indoor garden offers residents a safe and comfortable area in which do so.

Want to know how our Edinburgh public relations agency can supercharge your coverage?

Get in touch with our Edinburgh PR Agency and increase your business’s public footprint – boosting profits and improving workplaces. Get in touch with our team on 0131 561 2244 or by using the form below:

 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Please leave this field empty.

Holyrood PR Photography Shoot

Private: Alicia Simpson

The profile and biography of public relations professional Alicia Simpson, a junior account executive with award-winning Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh.

View Private:'s Profile

Related Posts

So how can we help?

Benefit from business video

Benefit from business video

Action!

Find out how affordable video can bring a host of benefits to your business.

Make an impact with PR photography

Make an impact with PR photography

Find out more

Every story can be told better with pictures. Discover our affordable, high-impact photo packages.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.

GET ON THE PRIORITY LIST

Keep ahead of your oppositions by getting the free tips, insights and secrets we share for businesses. Straight to your inbox, every month.
Email address
First Name
Last Name