Chichester sensory garden is a hit

Opening of the sensory garden at Mariott House Lodge care home, Chichester.
Opening of the sensory garden at Mariott House Lodge care home, Chichester.
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Residents at a care home in Chichester will be able to soak up the sun after work to transform their garden was completed.

The official launch of the new sensory garden at Marriott House and Lodge care home, in Tollhouse Close, was well attended with relatives and friends keen to see the new garden in all its glory.

The home is run by Barchester Care and it invited representatives from companies Travis Perkins and Jewsons, which donated all the building materials, to cut the ribbon.

The garden was designed by Marriott’s groundsman Tony Holden and activities coordinator Sarah Harding.

It is divided into different areas to represent all the senses of sight, sound, smell and texture.

The plants were donated by Manor Nurseries in Runcton.

The home’s general manager Theresa Shell said: “This is a fabulous addition for our residents to enjoy this summer and I’m looking forward to getting the barbecue on the go.

“We have entered the Barchester in Bloom gardening competition in the Best Sensory Garden category and we have fingers crossed we are in with a winning chance.”