Gardening in a retirement village

Downsize your garden – not the joy you get from gardening!

There’s no doubt that having a creative outlet is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy your retirement years. And residents at Renaissance Retirement Living at Victoria Point find that gardening gives them just such an escape.

Living in a retirement community offers great opportunities for residents to indulge their passion for gardening. You only have to look at the sheer diversity between different courtyards around the village to see the care and love that our residents have poured into their gardens.

garden collage

The social and physical benefits of gardening in retirement

Spending time outdoors, creating a natural living space, and having somewhere to relax and enjoy with family & friends are all undoubted benefits of gardening at any age. And it’s not just the physical benefits of gardening that are important either. Renaissance residents enjoy getting together, connecting and sharing their love of gardening in several different social groups.

flower garden

Residents are well supported by the 13-strong village gardening team who are always happy to give help or advice when it’s needed – or receive advice in their turn!


Village staff help residents overcome challenges such as small spaces with no grass, shade and sun issues, selecting the right plants for certain areas, and vertical gardens on fences. They’re also encouraged to choose waterwise plants that don’t require irrigation; and to maintain genetic diversity for a pleasing, varied landscape.

Experience Renaissance for yourself

Arrange your safe socially distanced tour of Renaissance by calling 07 3820 7700 or get in touch with us online.

Topics: Living in a retirement village

Posted by Renaissance Retirement Living on 08-Jul-2020 10:31:51
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