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Project Geranium

Published on 13 May 2020 12:11 PM

The geranium is a simple plant that symbolises good health and friendship. With this in mind Steve Double, a local NHS employee working up at St Mary’s Hospital, recently purchased and then donated 30 plants for distribution to members of our community who have been socially isolated during the COVID outbreak, with the aim of boosting their wellbeing.

The results were so positive, that local nursery Care in the Garden have since donated a further 300 plants which will be distributed to similar members of our community through Age UK Isle of Wight’s network of staff and volunteers.

Steve said “I am so pleased that two key organisations on the Island have taken up this idea which will spread warmth and smiles to vulnerable members of our community”

Jo Dare, CEO Age UK Isle of Wight said “ The geranium as a symbol of good health and friendship is so apt in our current times, we so appreciate having the opportunity to work alongside Care in the Garden to brighten up someone’s day when they are self-isolating and stuck at home”.

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John Goodenough founder of Care in the Garden said “The donation of plants for distribution is made on behalf of all our staff. All of us at Care in the Garden know that plants bring sunshine into our lives and we just wanted to share that with the most isolated and vulnerable in our community.”