Montana sisters create a rose garden for care home

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Montana sisters create a rose garden for care home

The Benedictine Sisters at Montana are enhancing the environment of their care home by making a rose garden. Fr Paul Maddison reports.

For over 60 years, the Grace and Compassion Benedictine sisters have been caring for residents at their outstanding care home in Great Barton, just outside Bury St Edmunds. With almost 20 residents a family atmosphere runs throughout the building and the excellent care provided there. Recently rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Quality Care Commission, the sisters are always looking for ways to enhance and improve the environment in which they offer their care. 

Recently work began on the renovation of the garden at the front of the building to transform it into a rose garden; accessible for residents, their families and friends, and the care staff who work here, the new garden will provide level paved access and seating areas allowing all to enjoy the display and scent of the flowers. 

The work is being carried out by volunteers and is being funded by donations and grants. It is hoped that the work will be finished for planting in the spring, and everyone is looking forward to its completion. If you would like to make a donation to buy a rose bush – as a gift, or in memory of a loved one – please contact Sr Thaya on

Pictured above is the ongoing work on the Montana rose garden.