Guysfield’s Trip out to the Garden Centre

On the 23rd October the residents of Guysfield Care Home in Letchworth really enjoyed a trip to Bickerdikes Garden Centre.

Five residents were accompanied by two Team Leaders, one Domestic Assistant and the Home Manager. They were also joined by three resident’s relatives as volunteers for the day. The residents were really excited on the day, enjoying the journey in the minibus. There was much chatter and laughter between the residents about the journey and the sights on the way, looking forward to the Garden Centre.

On arrival the residents were assisted to have a look inside as well as outside the Garden Centre. Some of the residents mentioned that: “we booked the weather again for the day” as it was a lovely, sunny afternoon. Residents looked at an extensive choice of plants and flowers as well as a selection of pots and containers from around the world, refreshing memories about gardening for some of the residents.

When they finished they enjoyed a wonderful time in the cafe, indulging in tea and cakes. After a lovely rest and chatter they made their way round the gift shop and after that made their way slowly back to the minibus to come home. On returning home they were still full of enthusiasm about their trip out and shared all their experiences with fellow residents who didn’t want to go. One resident commented: “It was a wonderful outing and I loved it.” One relative also said: “It’s good for the residents to go out, it does them good!”

Guysfield Care Home Visit Garden CentreGuysfield Care Home Residents Visit Garden CentreGuysfield Residential Home Visit Cafe at Garden Centre

Outings for the residents, especially those with dementia, are very beneficial to body and mind. New scenery and also the exercise, both help the residents keep an active social life which is key to helping someone with dementia feel happy and motivated. Everyone needs a sense of purpose and to enjoy themselves during the day.
The home’s Manager and Activity Team at Guysfield have planned more trips in the near future.

At Guysfield Residential Home in Letchworth we provide residential and dementia care for up to 49 elderly people. You can find us in the beautiful conservation village of Willian, just south of Letchworth Garden City, in Hertfordshire.

If you would like to find out more about life at Guysfield and the care we offer or to request a show round or a meeting with our Home Manager please contact us on 0808 223 5509 or email


Home Manager

Pawel Michalewicz


Willian Road,

0808 223 5509
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