A BURNHAM-on-Sea care home has teamed up with a local street artist to transform a dull garden wall in a fabulous beach mural.

Staff at Priory Court Care & Nursing Home in Oxford Street have been preparing their garden for the annual Country Court Care in Bloom gardening competition.

To make their garden stand out the home joined forces with Burnham street artist Damian Nicholson who used his artistic skills to transform a plain wall into a fabulous beach area for residents to enjoy.

The beach mural and garden was officially opened by Burnham and Highbridge Mayor Cllr Andy Brewer, deputy mayor Cllr Bill Hancock, and town crier Alastair Murray last week.

Julie Keep, senior carer at Priory Court Care, said: “Although we have Burnham-on-Sea seafront right on our doorstep here at Priory Court some of our residents are unable to make the journey to the beach, so we’ve bought the seaside to them."

The new wall-art features Burnham’s Low Lighthouse and a stunning sunset across Bridgwater Bay.

Residents at the care home were involved with the project and shared ideas with Damian about his plans for the wall. They have also been busy planting hanging baskets and planters and together with staff have created a beach-hut, beach and rock pools to finish off the project.

Steve Duncan, Customer Relations Manager at Priory Court, said: "The grand-opening of our beach project was a great success.

"Over the summer we will be inviting local people to come and see our wonderful transformation for themselves, starting with our local MP James Heappey, who came to meet the staff and view our project.

"Resident Ken gave him the official tour and they discussed all the new aspects of the garden.”

The new garden facilities were shown off to residents at the home’s summer fair on August 3 as residents and their families enjoyed traditional stalls and garden games.

Local community groups also got involved with the fair, with Burnham-on-Sea Brownies running the cake stall and local businesses donating raffle prizes.

The event raised nearly £450 which will go towards events and days out for residents at Priory Court Care.