Care home scoops award

Staff and residents at a Buxton care home are celebrating after scooping a prestigious gardening award – despite only opening just three months ago.

Haddon Hall Care Home scooped a silver gilt award from East Midlands in Bloom last month, which came as a “pleasant surprise” for staff and residents.

Fiona Hasson, care home spokeswoman, said: “We were absolutely delighted with the award. Especially as we only opened in June, we did worry about whether the garden would be mature enough, but it was, so that’s great.”

“Most importantly, the residents appreciate the work,” she added.

“But such an outside endorsement is fantastic.”

The home is now planning a garden for residents to get involved with.