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Magical Garden Makeover

MyBuilder is on the hunt for the worthiest winner of a magical garden makeover. Cast your vote before the 20th May!

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jill Bowler


Here at Gilwood Lodge we are committed to provide the level of care we would expect for ourselves and loved ones.
Our latest project is to create a sensory garden which as well as giving residents exposure to natural light (which provides vitamin D, so important to good health), we would love to beable to create a space which will provide a place for familiar activities such as digging or cutting grass or hanging out the washing, and a place for exercise. A garden would also offers a unique opportunity to provide a feast for the senses. Fragrant and vibrantly coloured plants and shrubs can provide excellent sensory stimulation.
For our residents and friends with dementia who walk a lot, time spent in gardens can help them relax and feel calm. People with dementia will generally be less likely to become agitated and distressed if they can have regular access to fresh air and exercise and a quiet space away from others.
We need your help in achieving a versatile outdoor space which will provide opportunities for games, barbecues and other events, all providing meaningful activity and valuable exercise.

Voting closed

244 votes


  • Baby omelette 6 months ago

    Good luck guys! You deserve this!


  • Karen kennedy 6 months ago

    Good luck


  • Mike 6 months ago

    My dad passed away with dementia, you have my full support!