Crossways Community has won three gold medals at the 2015 Tunbridge Wells in Bloom Awards.

The mental health charity, which is set in five acres of beautiful grounds in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, took first place in the Best Commercial Planter/Basket, Best Community Allotments and Best Business Grounds categories. This achievement is all the more significant as Crossways does not employ a dedicated gardener, relying solely on the skills of residents and staff who grow a variety of flowers and plants, as well as fruit and vegetables for cooking.

On behalf of Crossways resident Peter King, a keen gardener, received the awards from popular TV presenter/weather forecaster Kaddy Lee-Preston at a reception in the town’s Hotel du Vin on Thursday 24th September.

A delighted Chris Munday, Crossways Chief Executive, says: “Many congratulations to our residents and staff who have worked so hard to make the gardens look wonderful – and provide a fine crop of fruit and vegetables for the cooking pot, too!

“Gardening is such great exercise and there’s no doubt that doing something so creative and productive out in the fresh air is a real stress-buster, and a key part of the rehabilitative process.”