Staff and residents at Barchester’s Bushey House Beaumont care home were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass last month, courtesy of Master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus.
Residents and staff were invited to gather together flowers and foliage chosen by themselves and follow Michal’s demonstration to create their own displays.
Residents’ arrangements will be entered into a Facebook competition to win Love2Shop vouchers.
Michal Kowalski, Master Florist from Blooming Haus said: “The care sector has endured such a tough time of late, residents unable to see their loved ones, and carers working extremely hard. So we leapt at the chance when Barchester approached us to stage a zoom flower arranging class. It’s a great opportunity for Blooming Haus to give something back, and we hope we provided some light recreational relief to the residents and care workers.”
Lucy Tomlinson, Resident Experience Manager for Barchester Healthcare, commented: “We have been using technology to keep our residents and patients connected throughout the pandemic. It was brilliant to see the residents all enjoying themselves creating beautiful arrangements, the demonstration was so well received.
General Manager, Ranjit Karavadra, said: “This was a virtual flower arranging demonstration with a difference, it was wonderful that our residents were able to follow along and create their own floral displays using flowers from our own garden and the local supermarket. It was a really enjoyable afternoon, we’re so grateful to Michal and Michael from Blooming Haus for this experience.”