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An English country garden – and much more – at Friends of the Elderly Malvern

Care Home Opens Its Beautiful Gardens For Care Home Open Week 2024

 

Charity, Friends of the Elderly’s Malvern-based Davenham, Perrins House and Bradbury Court, the residential, nursing and dementia care homes which are collectively known as Friends of the Elderly Malvern, is opening up its stunning gardens to the public as part of its this year’s Care Home Open Week.

 

From Saturday 22nd June until Friday 28th June between 10a.m. and 4 p.m., the care homes’ picturesque gardens will be open for everyone to visit and enjoy – free of charge. Covering approximately four acres, the gardens contain a vast variety of flowers, shrubs, perennials and over 50 species of trees – including Giant Redwoods, the Giant Sequoia and the Ginkgo Biloba.

 

“As part of our celebrations for Care Home Open Week, we thought it would be a lovely idea to open our historic iron gates and invite members of the local community into the grounds to see our glorious gardens,” said Jo Bennett, the General Manager at Friends of the Elderly Malvern.

 

“Visitors will not only be able to stroll our picturesque gardens, but also discover our two hidden garden secrets – the sunken water garden and grotto,” continued Jo. “According to the history books, both the sunken water garden and grotto date back to the first decade of the 20th Century when Charles Dyson Perrins lived at the property.”  

 

Another attraction which is sure to be a favourite with visitors, is the famous Davenham Well – which is also known as St. John’s Well – with its ornamental bronze well head, spout and basin, and is located at the front of Davenham Residential Care Home.

 

“Everyone will also be able to see our English Heritage Blue Plaque on Davenham’s gate which is dedicated to Charles Dyson Perrins and celebrates the link between Friends of the Elderly and this historic, local figure,” Jo added.

 

“The residents are looking forward to our open garden week, and seeing visitors admire our beautiful grounds,” added Tina Ellenton, the Activities Coordinator at Davenham Care Home.

 

Every day, throughout the duration of the Friends of the Elderly’s open garden and grounds week, there will be a free refreshment station for visitors to enjoy delicious homemade cakes, quench their thirsts with refreshing drinks and also a range of information about the care homes and their facilities.

 

“Everyone at Friends of the Elderly Malvern – the residents and the care team – and clients from our Malvern Day Care Service – are really excited about our open gardens week. We are looking forward to welcoming our local community, new and existing friends through our gates and hope they have a wonderful time too,” concluded Jo.

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