Garden Aid scheme extended to help more older people

Thousands more older people who live in Edinburgh are benefiting from a council run scheme which offers free or heavily subsidised help with garden maintenance. Garden Aid is a scheme which is helping those aged 75 and over keep their beloved gardens in tip top shape.lawnmower in the garden

Previously, the Garden Aid scheme was only open to those who are disabled or are over 80 years old, and after the scheme was very well received, it was decided that even more people should benefit from gardening help. Whilst residents can still get involved with their garden in whatever way they want to, the gardeners provided can help with more strenuous jobs, such as mowing the lawn and trimming hedges.

A great way to spend the day before enjoying a soak in walk in baths in the evening, Garden Aid has helped thousands of people in Edinburgh start enjoying their gardens again as beautiful places to work on and spend time in.

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