Colleagues and residents restore courtyard's former beauty
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 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 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.”