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Community Garden of the Year

Woodhorn Park
Community Garden of the Year

Staff and residents at Woodhorn Park Care Home in Ashington are thrilled to have won a national award for ‘Community Garden of the Year’ at Barchester in Bloom 2016.

The award recognises the community effort that has gone into improving the garden and adding features which pay tribute to the area’s mining and fishing heritage.

These features include a boat filled with flowers, which was donated by Central First School, a pit wheel and coal tub donated by Portland opencast and officially opened by Ian Lavery MP, and the Mayor Elly Turnbull.

Woodhorn Park had already won a regional award in the first heats of Barchester in Bloom and are thrilled to have taken the top prize in this category at the national finals.

Joanne Young, General Manager at Woodhorn Park said: “Thank you to all the local individuals and organisations who have helped us to develop our award-winning garden and a special thanks to the Maintenance Manager Robert Clark for his hard work maintaining the grounds which is treasured by all who live and work at Woodhorn Park. We are proud to have won this national award and to have a garden which pays tribute to the rich history of the area and the childhood memories of the people we care for.” 

Other finalists: 
Caldy Manor Care Home
Winchester House Care Home
Chorleywood Beaumont Care Home
Henford House Care Home