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Senior Green Fingers

Why not enter Senior Green Fingers 2018?

Download an application form here.

If you are a nursing home, care home, residential home or day centre in Bury St Edmunds you can enter our Senior Green Fingers competition.

The competition is free to enter and everyone has the chance to win gardening vouchers with a top prize of £100.

No matter how big or small your garden we are looking for gardens and gardening that benefit and involve your residents or patients.

Our judges will come to visit at an arranged time on Monday July 2nd and will be looking at any aspect of your garden you wish to show them.

We want to encourage involvement across the town as we have the Britain in Bloom judges visiting on July 31st this year.

You will also be invited to the popular awards presentation and tea party which will be held on August 7th at 3pm at St Peter’s Nursing Home.

The Senior Green Fingers competition is supported by locality budget funding from Councillors Wayne Hailstone, Patsy Warby and Richard Rout.

Do join in and help Bury in Bloom become even more floral.


The Senior Green Fingers Presentation and Tea Party was held at St Peter’s House Out Risbygate Street on Wednesday 16th August.

Senior Green Fingers is Bury in Bloom’s award scheme for nursing homes, residential homes and day care centres.

The three judges Chris Hodgson, Sue Thompson and Susan Dunne visited the entries in July to look residents’ involvement in their gardens.

The award scheme now in it’s 3rd year is sponsored by Treatt the leading beverage ingredient solutions manufacturer based in Bury St Edmunds.

We had a wonderful tea party at St Peter’s House residential home and the following prizes were awarded by the Senior Green Fingers Judges and Richard Hope Treatt’s Chief Financial Officer.

All the entries received gardening vouchers for the following
St Peter’s House - Best Resident Involvement
Gatehouse Dementia Hub - Best Community Involvement
North Court - Best Use of Space
Cornwallis Court - Best Wildlife Promotion
Stradbroke Court - Best Overall Improvement
Davers Court - Best Art Projects

St Peters House - Overall winners

Sue Thompson Senior Green Fingers judge said ‘We were delighted to see even more resident involvement in all those that entered this year. The judges could see the enjoyment the residents were getting from gardening. We are very grateful to Treatt for their sponsorship as it enables us to give gardening vouchers to all that enter’.