Can I still garden in a retirement village?

Gardening—some people love it, and others can’t stand it.

For many retirees, one of the biggest appeals of a retirement resort is the chance to hang up their gardening gloves and let someone else take care of the hard work and maintenance.

However, for other retirees, time spent in the garden in one of life’s greatest pleasures and something they can really embrace when there is more time in retirement. 

So, can you still enjoy your love of gardening after you move to a retirement resort? The answer is yes! Here are some ways you can potter away your day:

  • Depending on the style of retirement resort you choose, resorts with free standing villas will often have plenty of land surrounding them. For example, the average lot size at Spring Lakes Resort is 386sq mwhich gives ample room for a small lawn and garden at your entryway, and courtyard garden to entertain in out the back.

Residents can choose to keep their grounds simple and low maintenance. Or they can establish a garden as expansive as they desire, but one that will still be at a manageable size and leave plenty of time for other things.

  • Some retirement resorts establish a community garden for growing fruits and vegetables. It’s a great way to share the work and bring neighbours together over a shared passion.
  • Other residents choose to try a new challenge and establish their garden in pots and raised beds. Some retirees might decide their days of digging and bending over in the garden are behind them, but they still treasure the reward of blooms, small shrubs and miniature fruit trees.

Gardening is a great hobby to keep up in retirement and the results are sure to bring great satisfaction as you enjoy your morning cup of tea and entertain your guests. 

At Spring Lakes Resort, you can enjoy your private villa garden and take pleasure in the expansive 29 acres of riverfront space and private nine-hole golf course. 

Spring Lakes Resort is a thoughtfully designed over 50s community set on 50 acres of stunning riverfront land. With a 29-acre golf course and ample open space, you’ll feel a sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you arrive home. Designed for retirees who are active and independent but want the assurance of a secure community with a lot of the maintenance taken care of, you’ll fall in love with your modern home and well-appointed resort facilities that is also pet friendly. A future aged-care facility is planned for the resort. Find out more at


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