Green fingered residents at Sussexdown create new vegetable garden

16th June 2017

Residents at Sussexdown’s Princess Alexandra House have been creating a new vegetable garden and the end results are proving very tasty!

Princess Alexandra House is a 20-bed unit, designed especially for residents with dementia. The unit boasts its own accessible garden in a central area.

Thanks to a kind donation of two large raised planters, the residents have been able to get busy in the great outdoors, creating their very own vegetable garden.

The residents began by building the planters, which were supplied flat-packed. Next they filled them with compost, before planting a mouth-watering array of vegetables, including radishes, lettuces, runner beans, broad beans, potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

Everyone has then been kept busy with weeding and watering their crop and eagerly watching them grow.

The fruits of all that hard work have resulted in a first crop of yummy radishes and lettuces. Everyone is now looking forward to harvesting the other vegetables as they ripen.

The photographer for the day was Mike Davidge and the trugs were donated to the unit by Jackie Davidge, in memory of her mother Betty King.