We continue to strengthen our involvement in the National Garden Scheme (NGS), with Brook View in West Moors the latest home to join, host visitors and raise money for charity.
Once accepted, venues are listed in the NGS Garden Handbook – or ‘Yellow Book’ as it’s commonly known. This is an annually-produced catalogue featuring 3,500 private gardens in England and Wales open to the public.
Brook View has drawn particular appreciation for its peaceful fountain area, flourishing vegetable garden and accessible games lawn, where residents, families and visitors can enjoy pastimes such as boules.
The NGS started in 1927 and has since raised £58 million for good causes.
Sarah Crighton from Ensbury Park in Bournemouth, one of more than 100 visitors over two days at Brook View, said: “I haven’t seen many care home gardens and Brook View is much more than my friends and I had expected. It’s really beautiful.”
Our Head Gardener Charles Hubberstey said: “NGS expects very high standards so it is a huge honour to be included in the scheme.”
Among other homes, Braemar Lodge in Salisbury has been part of the NGS for the past two years and Woodpeckers in Brockenhurst will make its debut in 2020.