Gallery: Artwork completes St Peter’s Nursing Home’s sensory garden

The new garden at St Peter's nursing home in Bury is unveiled. Liz Cooke (left) and Jacqui Campbell,

The new garden at St Peter's nursing home in Bury is unveiled. Liz Cooke (left) and Jacqui Campbell, both of RoJo Art, are pictured with the new garden they helped create. - Credit: Archant

Artists and care home residents have added the finishing touches to a new sensory garden at a Bury St Edmunds home by creating a range of artworks.

Yesterday, residents of St Peter’s Nursing Home, on Out Risbygate, members of Bury in Bloom and artists from Rojo Art installed the collaborative creations in the newly planted garden.

Rojo Art have been working with residents of St Peter’s since March to transform an unloved outdoor area into a sensory art garden.

Jacquie Campbell from Rojo Art said: “We managed to secure funding from (Suffolk County) Councillor David Nettleton’s locality budget and Grants for the Arts to work alongside the staff in St Peter’s and let the residents try out different art materials and processes. We found that they particularly enjoyed the colours and textures of glass mosaic tiles.”

Bury in Bloom were the partner organisation for the project and have carefully replanted the area to compliment the artwork.

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Melanie Lesser, In Bloom coordinator, said: “We were delighted to partner Rojo Art in this lovely community project, the residents have really enjoyed the project and together we have created a lovely area for both residents and their families to enjoy.”

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