Members of the Cranbrook Garden Club green up the concrete planters by the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Members of the Cranbrook Garden Club green up the concrete planters by the East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

Spring comes to hospital, aged care home

Cranbrook Garden Club and Interior Health are working together to beautify local health care facilities this summer

Cranbrook Garden Club and Interior Health have been working together to beautify green space at East Kootenay Regional Hospital and the F.W. Green Home.

The Garden Club matched funds provided by Interior Health, then they set to work planting at both locations.

On Tuesday, May 28, the Garden Club partnered with volunteers from the Kin Club and this year’s Sam Steele Sweethearts youth ambassadors to plant flowers in the inner courtyard at the F.W. Green Home.

Then on Monday, June 3, Garden Club members were busy outside the hospital planting raised beds with annuals. Soon perennials will be planted by the lower level of the hospital, outside the cafeteria.

“Linda Muraro and Janice Pelletier chaired this project and we think the plants will look awesome in a few weeks once the heat hits,” said Garden Club President Debbie Sinclair.