"The most rewarding and satisfying aspect of being Gardener at AR is the genuine positive feedback received from residents, visitors and staff and the enjoyment they clearly gain from the garden.
The variety and colour of shrubs and flowers available throughout the seasons are important to residents
and visitors but in the summer the colour and fragrance of the rose garden, sweet peas, and lavender at
the bottom of the zig-zag walk becomes particularly popular and receives many favourable comments. The contrasting ornamental grasses and californian poppies at the top of the garden is also a popular aspect of
Some of our residents have also shown a keen interest in the tending and harvesting from our small vegetable patch in recent years where new potatoes, strawberries, salad crops etc have been well received. The annual sun flower competition also continues to generate a bit of light hearted rivalry throughout the summer months with residents and staff alike".
Rob Brigg, Gardener, Avon Reach