A garden designed to inspire the senses of dementia patients is being created in Spalding.
Work has already begun on the Cedar Falls Community Garden Project.
It will be based at Cedar Fall care village in Spalding through a sponsorship by its owners Tanglewood Care Homes, Living Through Landscapes, Thrive, Groundworks, Tesco and Homebase.
The garden is set to include pergola walkways, a bird friendly area, space for relaxation and wheelchair friendly pavements.
Founder and Director of Tanglewood Care Homes, Tracy Ann Shelbourn, said: “The Cedar Falls Community Garden Project is one of our most ambitious outdoor projects to date and will be available for all Cedar Falls residents to enjoy as well as visitors from the surrounding communities.
“All too often people living in residential care settings do not have access to safe environments where they can spend time independently outdoors, particularly people living with dementia.
“We’re continuing to develop our outreach programmes which focus on residents living with dementia, and we wanted to design an outdoor model of care to reflect this and to inspire other care homes to also use their outdoor space more effectively.”
The first phase of the Community Garden Project is due to be completed in April 2018 and the final phase will be completed in June 2018.
Tracy continued: “As well as welcoming the wider Lincolnshire community it’s hoped that when complete, the community garden will be used as a venue for further dementia care education programmes.
“We’re sure that the new community garden will have something on offer for everyone.”