A care home has been praised for giving residents their own areas in a project to brighten their garden.
Known as the drying area, the garden at Cantlay Court Residential Home in Cruden Bay has had a makeover.
The project started to rejuvenate the area and make it more pleasant for residents to visit and have social gatherings.
Each resident was given responsibility for an area of the garden to work on.
The renovated gardens have provided residents with a social area to relax in, with another benefit being that residents suffering from dementia enjoy getting out and spending time there.
Peterhead South and Cruden Bay councillor Alan Fakley was impressed when he visited.
He said: “The various residents tended their own small areas of the garden. There is a fairy garden, established plants and a number of benches.
“The residents bring along their grandchildren and great-grandchildren to play in the fairy garden or assist with the plant pots.
“Some residents simply go into the garden to sit upon the benches and enjoy each other’s company.”
Within the garden is also a shed for use by the able residents who want to carry out minor repairs to the garden.
Aberdeenshire Council landscape services has also recently provided flowers for some of the ladies to maintain the areas in front of the home.