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Residents thrilled with their gardening win

29 November 2017

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Redwood residents with their Garden Marlborough Award

Cathie Bell, Blenheim Sun


The residents of Oceania’s Redwood Resthome and Village are thrilled to be recognised for the hard work they and a team of gardeners do to keep their campus looking its best.

Redwood Resthome and Village won the ‘best retirement village/resthome garden’ award at Garden Marlborough’s awards ceremony earlier this month. As well, resident Molly Wastney got a special mention for her garden.

Head gardener Lindsay Borck has tended the gardens at Redwood for about 16 years, with Ewan Fisher and Grant Fisher working part-time with him, while Bob Barrow looks after the lawns. Village co-ordinator Natalia Robb says they take their work seriously, and Bob’s lawncare is ‘like an art’. Residents also take part in the gardening, with many having exquisite plots alongside their villas.


Janet Clarke says the gardening space is why she chose to live at Redwood. “I would shrivel and die without a garden.” Natalia says vegetable gardens are popular, with many residents aware of the health benefits of green vegetables and of working outside in the fresh air. “They can do as much or as little as they want, and our gardening team work with them on what they would like to see in the gardens.”


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