RESIDENTS and staff at a Rhyl care home were treated to an interactive virtual floristry masterclass.

The class was was by master Florist, Michal Kowalski, from Blooming Haus.

Staff and residents at Barchester’s Bradshaw Manor care home were invited to gather together flowers and foliage chosen by themselves and follow Michal’s demonstration to create their own displays.

Residents’ arrangements were then entered into a Facebook competition judged by Michal and Michael, the visionaries behind Blooming Haus.

Bradshaw Manor beat more than 100 other entries to win the Colour category in the competition with their impressive colourful display. Their prize is £100 in Love2Shop vouchers which they plan to spend on gardening equipment to continue our floral activities.

Mr Kowalski said; “The care sector has endured such a tough time of late, residents unable to see their loved ones, and carers working extremely hard. So we leapt at the chance when Barchester approached us to stage a zoom flower arranging class. It’s a great opportunity for Blooming Haus to give something back.

"We were blown away by the number and quality of the entries to our competition.

"We had a fantastic time choosing the winners but in truth we wish would could give everyone a prize.”

Heidi Crompton, general manager, said: "This was a virtual flower arranging demonstration with a difference, it was wonderful that our residents were able to follow along and create their own floral displays using flowers from our own garden and the local supermarket. The cherry on the cake is that we won, I am so proud of our residents and their creativity.

Bradshaw Manor is run by Barchester Healthcare.

Efforts are being made to make homes as safe as possible and to ensure that all new residents and staff are vaccinated before moving in or working in establishments.

Residents also recently enjoyed an animal therapy session. Residents had the chance to hold and learn about six-week-old Lionhead bunnies.

A spokesperson for the care home said: "The doe was our old friend Bonnie, one of our Bradshaw pets before leaving to live with her new family."