CAREHOME residents braved the unpredictable weather and enjoyed a picnic at Elizabeth Gardens earlier this week.

Residents from Fairfax House and Inwood House indulged in an array of cakes, fruit, sandwiches, crisps and Prosecco on Tuesday, taking advantage of the reopening of the gardens that have been closed over the summer.

With some of the Inwood House staff dressed as waiters, and bunting hanging from the trees, the ‘Grand Picnic’ atmosphere had everyone smiling.

Organiser of the event and involved with both homes, Diana Butchers said: “We just wanted to use the space as it’s a good spot and an excuse to celebrate Salisbury.

“There’s always competition between the two homes, and the staff, managers, chefs, and cleaners have just pulled out all the stops.”

Resident of Fairfax House, Joan said: “The weather hasn’t been wonderful but the picnic has just been perfect, everyone is just so easy to talk to.”

Inwood House resident, Enid added: “It’s been a lovely day with gorgeous, hand-made food.”