News & events
May / June Update
Summer Time is Here
We have decided here at Brockhampton Court to embrace our own garden. The wisteria is picturesque outside both the back and the main entrance, and the smell welcomes you through the door. A massive thank you to Goldwynne who has kindly bought a Veg Trug for everyone to enjoy. Goldwynne with the assistance from Mandy has planted Carrots, Chard, Pak Choi, Beetroot, Spinach, Radish, Lettuce, Tomatoes and Nasturtium, we are all looking forward to the results.
Our maintance team have been extremely busy building two raised beds for everyone to use during our weekly gardening club. Mandy and Gwen started planting French beans and Broad beans in one bed and Sunflowers, Sweet pea’s and a variety of wild flowers.
Brockhampton Courts Royal Wedding Party
What a wonderful day we had Celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We turned our main lounge into a proper british street party, where family and friends joined in the celebrations.
All the ladies wore there best outfits, hats and fascinators, we toasted with champaigne and enjoyed our own version of Lemon and Elderflower wedding cake.
We celebrated the wedding the day before the actual day and to ensure everyone had the opportnuity to watch the big event, we put a wide screen Television on the gallery, whereby 6 ladies dined and enjoyed the whole day.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the organisation of the party and everyone who came and made it such a memorable day.
Exciting news ahead
Back in April we applied for the Queens Green Plant Programme, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is a unique network of forest conservation projects which unites the Commonwealth family of nations to save one of the world’s most important natural habitats. Established in the name of Her Majesty the Queen as Head of the Commonwealth, this initiative is committed to raising awareness of the value of established indigenous forests, and saving them for future generations, as well as planting new forest
Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in our application due to high demand in the programme, so we contacted the Woodland Trust who are in partnership with the Queens programme. The Woodland Trust have their own planting schemes, so we applied to be part of there scheme. We had told them about the acreage we have here at Brockhampton Court, and the community contacts we have. We received the good news this week that we were successful with our application and are now awaiting 105 Saplings of medium year-round colour and 105 medium wild harvest.
Once the saplings arrive we will welcome support from everyone, friends, and family to help plant them and nurture them.