Care home wins gold in top contest

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Wetherby Manor care home has scooped a gold award at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom competition and was announced at a glittering awards ceremony at York Racecourse on September 8.

The Hadrian Healthcare Group facility was a joint gold winner in the public and private charitable establishments category.

Judith Scurr, manager of Wetherby Manor, was presented with the award on behalf of the team.

She said: “Everyone at Wetherby Manor is really thrilled to win this award.

“We aim to make the gardens a talking point for residents, visitors and staff throughout the year and a lot of hard work goes into the seasonal planting.

“Passers-by often compliment our hanging baskets and our private garden is a lovely place for residents and their friends and families to enjoy.”

The judges described the gardens as stunning and the quality of planting as first class.

They also said the underlying philosophy and thought given to the structure, design, planting and maintenance of the gardens were to be commended.

Gardening and maintenance are carried out by Pullan Landscape Construction and Maintenance headed by Neil Copley.

Vegetables and herbs grown in the garden, some of which are produced by the thriving residents’ gardening club, are used by Wetherby Manor’s chef.

Wetherby Manor provides residential, dementia and nursing care for elderly people and supported care living apartments at Linton House