The garden of a Dales care home has been transformed thanks to green-fingered resident Roy Clarke.
Mr Clarke, 80, moved to Ivanbrook, in Darley Bridge 16 months ago and straight away decided to put his gardening skills to good use by creating a sensory garden and growing vegetables.
Mr Clarke, formerly of Derby, has been busy growing tomatoes, green peas and a range of colourful flowers including an eight foot tall sunflower.
Proud daughter-in-law Claire Bunting of Darley Dale said: “He has always had his own allotment and grown his own vegetables then through ill health he moved to Ivanbrook and asked if he could look after their garden.”
She added: “Everyone says how lovely it looks and the residents love it.”
The sensory garden helps provide a stimulating and safe environment for all residents including those with dementia.
Jason Treasure, a manger at Ivanbrook, said they had also bought a shed for Mr Clarke and he had a room with a access straight in to the garden.
He added: “He has done an absolutely lovely job.
“People go out there and enjoy it with their families.
“He works hard and gets on with it quietly.”