Highgate nursing home opens garden filled with residents’ poetry

A care home has officially opened its new garden filled with poetry and songs written by its residents.

Highgate Nursing Home in Hornsey Lane has created a Garden of Poetry and Song by placing residents’ favourite poems on wooden posts at seating areas. All the poems are linked by a garden theme and many of them were written by the home’s residents.

Islington Council’s deputy mayor Kat Fletcher formally opened the garden on National Care Home Open Day two weeks ago.

Resident Tina Gounaridou, pictured, who helped select the poems, said: “We all think it’s a wonderful idea and gives us an excuse to spend more time in our lovely garden. C’est magnifique!”

Manager Carol Quinn said, ‘It was a great afternoon for our residents and lovely to see so many people from the local community coming to see us for the first time.”