The Poplars community unit for the elderly in Hemsworth has been given a make-over after specialist landscape gardeners were hired to make improvements to its main entrance area. The garden at the front of the building is now complete with a large flowerbed, injecting the area with colour and making the unit all together more welcoming.
The new garden area commemorates the life of Molly Aisthorpe who spent 8 years as a patient at The Poplars, before passing away earlier this year. It was paid for by Molly’s husband Jim, who donated funds to the unit in his will.
Mr Aisthorpe was a regular visitor to The Poplars and over the years made several donations to benefit residents there. Staff are now hoping to get a plaque made for the flowerbed in memory of both Jim and Molly.
Previously the area outside the unit’s main entrance was pebbled and uninteresting but landscape gardeners, S & D Landscapes, have given a real boost to the building’s appeal. An array of flowers, plants and shrubs have been planted in the flowerbed, and will make an eye-catching feature once they are fully grown.
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