Green thumbs interact
The evolution of one of the Wimmera’s newest retirement villages has continued with Horsham Keyinvest Wimmera Lodge developing a new interactive garden for residents.
The new garden is part of the ongoing development of the independent-living village nestled in Horsham West.
The new garden, designed and developed by Brett Perry and his team from Landscape It, features exercise equipment, raised garden beds for vegetable and fruit growing, an orchard including citrus, stone and pome fruit, seating, shade cloth and artificial turf.
The garden is designed for people keen to make the most of or develop a green thumb at Wimmera Lodge.
It provides an opportunity for Wimmera Lodge residents to plant whatever vegetables and flowers they wish.
Keyinvest developed The Village Garden at Wimmera Lodge as a value-add feature to give residents a place they could go within the village that provided ‘something special’ – where they could relax in the garden, walk their dogs or remain active on outdoor exercise equipment.
Wimmera Lodge, in Dumesny Street, has two or three-bedroom six-star energy-rating homes and is rapidly developing.
The village, designed for people aged 55 and older, has a central community centre with gymnasium, library, bar, kitchen and indoor and outdoor dining areas.
It already features 20 homes and the plan is for the village to have 43 homes on completion.
Plans are also underway for a village workshop, with work scheduled to start early next year.
The new development will feature a Men’s Shed workshop and games room for billiards and darts.
An extended caravan parking area will also be available early next year.
This is wonderful, a great asset for the village. I’ve always loved gardening and this opens the door for that opportunity. I really love it here. – Hilda Ross