26 August 2014

Gardens Update

The lawns have had their summer rest period and benefitted from the recent rain and cooler weather, they are greening up, which means mowing is the main priority.  You may have seen the 'Labyrinth' in the parkland, which has added a new dimension to the mowing challenges - it makes a change from straight lines!  The 'Labyrinth' will be showcased during the Arts for Elderly Event on 16th September (further details in the September Activities Programme).

The kitchen garden continues to provide fruit and vegetables for the residents and surplus for sale.  Runner beans, tomatoes, courgettes and raspberries are the main crops at present.

The Yew hedges are being trimmed and the needles have been collected and used as part of the process of making two chemotherapy drugs - Taxotere and Taxol.  The collecting season tends to be from July to September and we are very happy to know that the Yew clippings are being utilised in such a worthwhile process



Yew Tree Clippings 

01 August 2018
An "Arty" afternoon
An 'Arty' afternoon

A theraputic afternoon of arts, crafts and colouring...


26 July 2018
Caring Coffee 'Chit-Chat'
Caring Coffee 'Chit-Chat'

Coffee, cake and chatter with friends...

16 July 2018
Happy Birthday NHS

Care services here at Birtley date back further than the NHS 70 years...

22 June 2018
Mama Buba Bump at Birtley House
Mama Buba Bump at Birtley House

Fun in the sun for a teddy bears picnic. 


21 June 2018
Our Strawberry Tea in the Rose Garden
Our Strawberry Tea in the Rose Garden

Drink me...

18 June 2018
Longacre School Chamber Choir visit to Birtley House
Longacre School Chamber Choir
13 June 2018
Stone Carving
Stone Carving with Simon Keeley

Giving stone carving a go at Birtley House

12 June 2018
Let's care for volunteer carers in Surrey
Let's care for volunteer carers in Surrey

This week (11 – 17 June) is Carers Week – an annual campaign that seeks to raise awareness of those who volunteer their time to care for others on an unpaid basis, highlight some of the challenges they face and recognise the contribution they make to society.

11 June 2018
Here's to trying new things...
Here's to trying new things...

Afternoon of Willow Weaving and Wood Carving. 

22 May 2018
Spotting Dementia

It’s Dementia Action Week 2018 this week (21 – 27 May) - an awareness week that exists to shine a light on the devastating condition, which is said to develop in someone every three minutes.

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