Residents and team members at Kew House Care Home in Wimbledon are crossing their fingers after entering a national gardening competition.

The residential, dementia and nursing care home in Spencer Hill Road was visited by judges for the annual Hallmark in Bloom contest on Tuesday, where they celebrated the day with an Alice in Wonderland themed event.

All residents are involved in the process in some form, be it by planting pots at the weekly gardening club or sitting in the garden and joining in with the conversation.

General manager at Kew House, Yetty Adepegba, said: “We had a wonderful time at Hallmark in Bloom and we felt extremely proud showing the judges our gardens this year.

“The residents, alongside the team have worked so hard over the past few months to make the gardens a beautiful and peaceful haven for people to enjoy the outdoor area.

“It has been heartwarming to see the real pleasure that the beautiful gardens gave the residents.”

The Wimbledon group will go up against 17 other Hallmark Care Homes across England and Wales, with categories including best visual appeal, best celebration on the day and best resident engagement.