Digging in to create care home sensory garden

A Walsall College graduate who recently launched his own landscaping business helped create a sensory garden for elderly care home residents.

Dan Higgins, aged 24, who finished a level three built environment course in July, started his own company called Re Space Landscapes with a £500 grant from the college’s enterprise hub.

He installed a sensory garden featuring a vegetable patch, flowers beds and winding pathway at Butcroft House, Walsall, with help from current level three construction management learner Jordan Allen, 17, and staff and residents from the home.

Dan said: “The sensory garden project has given me the experience and confidence that I needed to get my name out there. I’m very thankful to Walsall College for the grant and their support in helping me get my own business idea of the ground.”


Picture caption: Back row from left: Mr Bridges, Butcroft House service manager Jayne Cooper and well-being officer Patricia Harrington. Front row from left: Former brickwork and built environment student Mr Higgins and Walsall Housing Group contact centre officer Henry Elwood