RESIDENTS were able to eat their lunch 'al fresco' after a new garden - designed to evoke senses - opened.

Resident Bridget Pat Wellings - known to friends as Pat - cut the ribbon to open the new phase of the sensory garden at St David’s Residential Home on East Parade, Rhyl.

Ruth Waltho, home manager, said: "The sun shone in true Rhyl style as Pat thanked everyone who had taken part in the project and said how lucky we were to have such a beautiful garden.

"We have lovely benches. Vegetables are growing, including tomatoes, and we have just eaten the first crop of potatoes which were amazing. We have got lots of lovely herbs - rosemary and chives.

"Residents enjoyed looking at the large pergola which has been designed and constructed by staff and listened to the lovely wind chimes.

"Residents were then taken on a journey down the sensory pathway which has been planted with Lavender," Ruth added.

"At the end of the pathway is a beautiful water fountain and rockery. The garden has been to designed to evoke all the senses and enhance resident's wellbeing."