Chatsworth’s celebrity florist has grand designs on care home garden

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A Bakwell care home is to get a garden makeover from a top television florist after their partnership proved a success at the Bakewell Show.

Celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley is working on plans for a sensory garden for residents living with dementia at Burton Closes Hall Care Home.

The award-winning designer offered to work on the project after Hill Care Group, which operates the Haddon Road home, sponsored his floral exhibition at the Bakewell Show.

The display proved a popular attraction for thousands of visitors to the horticulture marquee, including a day-trip group of home residents.

Following the show, Jonathan donated three of his arrangements to Burton Closes.

Home manager Carl Fisher said: “The Bakewell Show was a huge success and we were delighted to take part for the third year in a row.

“It was amazing to watch Jonathan work on his stunning displays and we are absolutely thrilled he chose to donate several to the care home.”

Carl added: “His generous offer to visit the home and design a sensory garden for our residents really topped of an amazing few days at another fantastic show.

“We’re already looking forward to next year and to welcoming Jonathan to the care home soon.”

Jonathan was the expert floral judge on BBC2’s Big Allotment Challenge and is currently in residence at Chatsworth House, producing arrangements for the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.