Older people inspired trendy floral names

While gardening enthusiasts may be familiar with names such as Daisy, Rose, Lily and Poppy, it is not only in green spaces that these names are popular.

Research carried out by health care service provider Bupa suggests that floral names are growing increasingly popular, with parents naming their children with a bunch of such monikers.

Indeed, it notes that statistics from the Office for National Statistics show that all four of the above names are listed in the top 100 forenames for baby girls.

Bupas list of top ten floral names – which is compiled from the companys records of care home residents – include Violet, Ivy, Rose and Iris.

Dr Graham Stokes, head of mental health at Bupa Care Homes, comments: "Bupa has decided to create a sensory garden at Chelsea to help raise awareness of the specialist needs of those with dementia. We also hope that it will be a place that can be enjoyed by everyone, young and old."

The garden received a gold award for the sensory garden.