Our Gardens

At Colten Care, we pride ourselves on our beautiful and stimulating gardens. We recognise that many of our residents had such gardens themselves, and that gardening may have been a special pastime for them. We like to think that we can offer residents the opportunity to continue that pastime in whatever way they feel appropriate.

Whether you enjoy walking amongst the blossoming buds, or just simply wish to keep a watchful eye on the sparrows and squirrels, we hope you find a piece of the garden to make your own.


Above: Charl​es Hubberstey, Colten Care Head Gardener

"Court Lodge has a well established garden with many aspects to the small garden. A newly established quiet garden provides somewhere where residents can sit out, either on their own or with family and friends. I have tried to make this area a stimulating and interesting area with many aromatic plants and a small selection of fruit and vegetables. This garden is a joy to behold in the spring when the cherry trees cover the entire paving area with their pink petals.

The main garden has a wonderful pergola running along its length with wisteria and vines covering it. It can be a challenge to maintain but it is well worth the effort when it blossoms - it drapes the entire walkway in fantastic blue and mauve flowers with a delicious scent. This is then followed by the enormous leaves of the vine with its fruit in the autumn and beautiful coloured foliage. Residents and staff always comment on how beautiful the garden looks and it is my challenge to provide interest all year round by the careful selection of plants in the borders, along with an ever changing array of pots of colour for both the entrance to the home and the patio area that is used all year round".

David Aylieff-Sansom, Gardener at Court Lodge

You can read more about the great work of our gardening team in this carehome.co.uk article

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