Spending time in the garden, surrounded by fresh air and nature benefits everyone. It reduces feelings of claustrophobia, boosts mental well-being and encourages gentle exercise.

At LuxuryCare, we are proud of our care homes’ gardens. We love to see our residents and their friends and family make the most of the outdoor space, enjoying a stroll, a peaceful chat or a spot of gardening.

For many of our residents, spending time caring for their gardens is a favourite pastime, so this is something we like to create within our activities programmes, offering them a space to continue their passion for planting and growing flowers and producing a space they are proud of.

Visit our care homes to discover our vibrant gardens. Call us on 01202 037373 to book your viewing.

Eagles Mount Garden and Eagle Statue

Engaging Activities In The Outdoors

When the weather permits, our residents love to take the activities to the garden.

Our activities ambassador arranges a variety of games and gardening tasks that match each resident’s abilities and interests.

Gardening activities include:

  • Planting seeds
  • Watering plants
  • Pruning
  • Repotting plants
  • Deadheading
  • Inspecting plants for signs of damage or insects

Fun activities and games in the garden include:

  • Bowls
  • Puzzles
  • Skittles
  • Painting stones
  • Bird watching
  • Picnics

Whether your loved one is receiving long-term residential or nursing care, short-term respite care or is only with us for the day, we encourage them to revel in our garden and the activities arranged.

Learn more about our garden activities by visiting us. Book a viewing by calling 01202 037373.

Kingsman House Patio Area with Seating

Peaceful Socialising

Nothing is better than a chat and laugh while the sun gently hits your face, warming you and your surroundings.

We place benches and chairs throughout our gardens so that you and your loved ones can head out and find the perfect spot to soak up some of those sun rays (with suncream on, of course) while having a good old natter.

Our gardens have been thoughtfully designed, ensuring they are easily accessible for all our residents. This means double doors from any room that backs onto the garden and smooth, even pathways running around and through the garden. These measures enable everyone the chance to make use of the garden, no matter whether they are in a wheelchair, use a walking stick or any other support they might need. It also minimises the risks of tripping for everyone.

Benefits of A Garden

Being able to spend time out in a garden when living at a care home is beneficial for every part of your loved ones’ well-being.

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Physical Health Benefits

Gardening activities provide gentle exercise, which helps maintain mobility, strength and cardiovascular health.

Additionally, they provide a space for a calm wonder, so even if your loved one isn’t a gardening enthusiast, they can still enjoy light exercise.

Fresh air and activity can also stimulate their appetite and improve overall nutrition.

Mental Health

Mental Health Benefits

Nature and gardening can significantly reduce stress levels, improve mood and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Moreover, it can provide cognitive stimulation as it often requires planning and problem-solving, which keeps the mind active.

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Emotional And Psychological Benefits

Caring for plants can give residents at our care homes a sense of purpose and responsibility, which enhances their self-esteem and well-being.

And, if your loved one has always had a passion for gardening, it can often be a great activity or location for reminiscence therapy, evoking positive emotions from their past.

Garden Flowers

Sensory Benefits

Due to the rich smells, bright colours and multitude of textures, gardens engage every sense.

This can be particularly beneficial for those with dementia as sensory gardens can be incredibly therapeutic and part of dementia care.

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Social Benefits

As a communal space and just one of our facilities, our gardens provide a space for residents, staff and guests to interact and socialise. Whether through an activity or simply a desire to spend time outside, a garden can facilitate social interaction to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Visit Our Care Homes

We recommend visiting our care homes in Poole and Bournemouth and seeing our gardens for yourself.

We love showcasing our gardens and invite you to join in activities or enjoy a cup of tea with your loved one at one of our benches while on your visit.

Book your visit today by calling 01202 037373 or completing our online enquiry form.

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