Brooklyn House Get Green Fingered

Spring arrived with some warmer weather this week and residents at Brooklyn House took advantage of it during a regular gardening club session.


Our residents really enjoy getting outside, and for those that are unable we have indoor gardening too. Gardening has many health and therapeutic benefits for older people, especially edible gardening. Garden beds, equipment and tools can all be modified to create a garden that is interesting, accessible and productive.

Gardening is a great form of exercise and helps with the mobility and flexibility of our residents. It can also encourage motor skills and improve endurance and strength which in turn can prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.

Our residents find that gardening can reduce stress levels and help them relax, especially if they already have an interest in plants and flowers and are socialising with each other.

Chris Lines and Carolyn Simpson were among residents who enjoyed planting runner beans and sunflower seeds outside in the garden.

“It’s been wonderful to enjoy some spring sun at last”, remarked Carolyn. “I wonder who’s sunflower will grow the tallest?”

Brooklyn House

Home Manager

Kathryn Abbs


Queens Road,
NR17 2AG

0808 223 5412
View care home

Got a story to tell?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Related news & events at Brooklyn House


Busking at Brooklyn House

Residents at Brooklyn House in Attleborough enjoyed an afternoon of musical reminiscence this week when local busker and entertainer Mark Skinner visited the home. Mark,…

Read more

Brooklyn visit Highway Garden and Leisure

With the advent of the warmer weather and lighter days, at Brooklyn House Nursing Home in Attleborough thoughts have turned to brightly coloured blooms, soothing…

Read more

Brooklyn House have a Bonza day

Residents at Brooklyn House Nursing Home in Attleborough spent the day celebrating a taste of the land “Down Under” on 26th January.  Australia Day is…

Read more