The Unit Manager at Copper Beeches Residential Home in Andover, Brenda Hurst, invited Sir George back to formally open their new garden.
"When I visited the home earlier in the year, I met Win Brogden, one of the residents, who told me how much they were looking forward to the garden being landscaped so it was more user-friendly for people who are partially-sighted or have mobility problems. There was a plan, but it seemed to have got stuck in the system."
"When I wrote to Hampshire County Council, they could not have been more helpful, and it was pleasure to go back and open the garden. It has raised flowerbeds, so residents can care for plants more easily; it has a summer-house and new garden furniture. But crucially, it is flat and secure, so it is more accessible for all the residents."
"It was a fine autumn day for the opening; but the garden will really come into its own next Spring and Summer."