Indoor garden blooming marvellous addition

A Glasgow care home is offering its residents the chance to get ‘in-and-about’ with the creation of its very own indoor garden.

Bupa’s Wyndford Locks care home has converted a previously underused space into a relaxing and comfortable garden environment, complete with an astroturf hedge, sky blue ceiling with painted clouds, garden furniture and stonework wallpaper to create the effect of an outside wall.

An array of indoor plants have also been selected to contribute the sights and smells of an everyday garden as well as a carefully designed interior.

The idea was thought up by residents and staff eager to bring something different to Wyndford Locks and provide a more relaxing and enjoyable living space. This addition has been particularly welcome for those living with dementia.

Alan Twigg, manager, said: “We’re hoping to add some speakers and an MP3 player to channel some garden sounds and really complete the effect. The door is always open and the new space is proving really popular.”

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