Based on Streatham Common, near British Home’s Crown Lane site, The Rookery is a Green Flag award winning park with an active community presence.
Many British Home residents participate in regular gardening activities in the Home’s own grounds and this partnership will provide more opportunities to participate in the creation of garden spaces or simply relax and enjoy the benefits of a new sensory area.
This partnership has been made possible through the good work of Rebecca Mays, who came to British Home to lead a residents’ group in flower arranging and has since been the driving force in bringing British Home and The Rookery together.
Paul Perkin, Chief Executive of British Home, said, “We are all aware of the positive therapeutic and social benefits of gardening and many of our residents spend a large amount of times experiencing the gardens here. By working with the Rookery, we can support more of our residents to be part of our wider community in Streatham, whilst expanding the range of gardening and sensory experiences available.”
The plans for the sensory garden are now being finalised so watch this space for more information.
(Photo: Copyright (C) N Chadwick. via geography)