Phoenix Rivers, the gardener at Oakwood House Care Home in Colney, is cycling 100 miles to raise funds for a sensory garden.

The project will create a tranquil, stimulating outdoor environment, promoting improved quality of life for the residents.

Currently, Oakwood offers weekly flower arranging and monthly gardening clubs. The proposed sensory garden, set to include a waterfall and diversified plant life, will be a remarkable enhancement to these activities.

Phoenix said: "It really is a privilege that myself and the team at Oakwood have the opportunity to create a sensory garden for our residents.

"Many of them would have spent years tending their own gardens before their health deteriorated. Our goal is to reinforce that connection."

Manager Emma Hopkins praised Phoenix, calling him "an asset" and expressing gratitude for his continuous support.

She said: "The team and I are grateful for the support he continually shows us. For his dedication to help us to develop a sensory garden for the benefit of the residents."

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