Westhill care home celebrates garden project award

The Pitcairn Lodge Care Home garden project was a winner.
The Pitcairn Lodge Care Home garden project was a winner.

Residents and staff at Pitcairn Lodge Care Home in Westhill are celebrating after their creative garden project won a national award for ‘Best Community Initiative’.

The idea, from the home’s deputy manager Carole Laing, was to create a sensory garden to enhance the lives of residents living with dementia.

Inspired by National Gardening Week, the home entered a national competition run by care provider Embrace Group, which operates Pitcairn.

Residents, their relatives, staff, and volunteers all took part in the award-winning project.

The garden will be completed and launched at a special party at Pitcairn to coincide with Care Home Open Day on June 17.