Staff and residents at Amberley Hall. Picture: Tony Jones

A new butterfly garden has been created at a King’s Lynn care home.

Staff at Amberley Hall in Baldock Drive have set plants specially to attract a host of butterflies.

It has been a community effort to create the garden.

Relatives and residents have donated the plants and students from  the town’s King Edward VII School have cut out butterfly shapes to decorate a fenced area.

Pupils from St Michael’s Primary School at South Lynn have used their artistic talents to paint the shapes.

Jeanette Stapleton, a lifestyle co-ordinator at the care home,  explained the home contacted the National Butterfly Association to establish the best plants to use.

An opening ceremony was held on Wednesday, which was combined with the home’s Hug Day where everyone gives each other a big hug.

The garden also has a ‘hug tree’ with heart shapes for residents to write messages for their nearest and dearest.

The garden has chairs, benches and tables and is designed to provide a calming and peaceful area for residents, particularly those who have dementia.