HGTV host to provide nursing home garden makeover

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An Illinois rehabilitation facility will soon get a floral facelift courtesy of an HGTV host.

Chris Lambton, host of HGTV's “Going Yard,” visited Dobson Plaza in Evanston, IL, last week volunteering with nonprofit Random Acts of Flowers, a group that delivers donated flowers to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other healthcare facilities. Lambton helped deliver flowers to residents and offered to create a landscaping plan for the facility.

On his show, Lambton and his wife overhaul backyards into more enjoyable spaces — something he thinks could especially benefit nursing home residents.

“It's healthy for the residents to be outside, to get their hands dirty and then eat what they grow,” Lambton told the Evanston Review.

Lambton's potential plans for Dobson Plaza include lilies, tulips, lavender, rosemary and vegetables such as lettuce — all contained in raised planters that can be tended to from wheelchairs. In addition to giving residents a gardening outlet, the overhaul will allow residents to “look out the window and to see color instead of concrete,” the Review reported.