By James Wall
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Parkglen Retirement Community in local Keysborough. It is on 8 acres of lovely pathways and gardens. Just the place to age gracefully. And for a frustrated gardener like me who has to spend too much time in his nursery rather than his own garden, this would be just the dream place for me in my retirement. Lets hope life pans out that way.
These people are not all keen gardeners but the have an appreciation of their surroundings and have a lot of knowledge, even if they don’t realise it. That is because each of these people have experienced over 250 seasons throughout their lives. Even the very best horticultural apprentice in Australia (one of which I believe works at Gardenworld !!!) can’t possibly have gained the knowledge as someone who has seen at least 65 winters pass by.
There was a couple of keen gardeners, a woman with great botany knowledge and then a few who had projects in progress. Everyone gets their own little garden, but there is no pressure on anyone, but there is also admiration and respect for those that have some plants that are doing exceptionally well. It was a wonderful morning, and here are a few images of what we saw.
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