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

"The most satisfying aspect of being a gardener at Kingfishers is the variety of different planting and garden aspects to tend to in one garden, from the sweeping lawns and ornamental grasses area to our ‘reflections’ garden and the wildlife friendly stream area.

The most popular area of the garden for residents, visitors, and staff is the rose pergola area, which in summer is full of colour and fragrances from the climbing roses, lavender, rudbeckia  and sweet-peas.

My favourite aspect of the garden is the ’reflections’  garden, which in spring gains a small woodland feel about it. The backdrop of overhanging beech trees with bluebells, daffodils, primroses, hyacinths and nesting garden birds in full song make it a very pleasant part of the garden to visit."  

Lyndon Thompson, Gardener at Kingfishers

Read more about our great gardening team in this carehome.co.uk article