Wheatley Group tenants vie for Garden of the Year

Green-fingered residents in Glasgow are gearing up for a gardening competition this summer that promises to showcase their horticultural skills and foster community spirit.

The participants, aged 55 and over, living in Wheatley Homes Glasgow or Loretto Housing Association homes supported by the Livingwell Service, are excited to compete for the title of ‘Glasgow’s Best Garden’.

To support the competition, the Wheatley Foundation, part of Wheatley Group, has generously donated funds for purchasing plants, compost, and equipment for communal garden areas. The foundation will also reward the winning garden team with a voucher and a customised trophy.

Laura Pluck, Wheatley Group’s Group Director of Communities, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, “Our gardening competition will run throughout the summer, culminating in the announcement of the winning garden later this year. We aim to promote the health benefits of gardening and facilitate social interactions among our tenants.”

The gardens will be evaluated by Wheatley’s Neighbourhood Environmental Team, adding a competitive edge to the event. Laura Pluck mentioned, “Tenants are eager to commence their gardening projects, and I am eager to witness the transformation of their gardens.”

Wheatley Care’s Livingwell Service caters to individuals aged 55 and over, providing on-site staff support at scheduled times during the week. The service also offers a variety of social and leisure activities for tenants, enhancing their overall well-being.

With the stage set for a thrilling gardening showdown, the residents are ready to showcase their creativity and dedication to nurturing vibrant, beautiful gardens that will undoubtedly enhance the aesthetic appeal of their neighbourhoods and create a sense of pride among the community.

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