Colleagues and residents restore courtyard's former beauty

Published on 02/07/2021

Colleagues and residents at one of our sheltered schemes worked together to transform their overgrown and tired courtyard garden into a beautiful nature haven, perfect for summertime.

Woodstock Court is an L&Q Living sheltered scheme in our South Neighbourhood and a Grade II listed site, originally built in 1914 as part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate.


Woodstock Court courtyard garden overgrown with weeds

Woodstock Court courtyard looking overgrown

Once fit for royalty, the courtyard style garden and it’s multiple flower beds had since become overgrown, overcrowded with weeds and tired looking.

A team of our caretakers, L&Q Living colleagues and green-fingered residents decided to pick up their tools and step in to restore it to its former glory.


A volunteer removing weeds from Woodstock Court courtyard garden

A volunteer clearing Woodstock Court courtyard

Together they removed weeds, tidied hedges, reshaped trees and planted new plants. They also jet washed statues, sanded staircases, painted fences, fixed tiles and removed waste until the garden was transformed into a beautiful space for all to enjoy.

Beverley Johnson, Caretaking Manager, said, “It's brilliant to see our colleagues and residents working together to achieve these results. The courtyard is a beautiful space that all will enjoy for many summers to come.”


Woodstock Court courtyard garden nature haven

Woodstock Court courtyard transformed