It’s autumn planting time!
When autumn rolls around each year, the Resthaven Marion Garden Club have only one thing on their minds – a trip to their local garden centre for a shopping spree!
Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, who facilitates the group, says, ‘The raised flower beds at Resthaven Marion were recently topped up with fresh loam, all ready for new plants.’
‘The Garden Club were very keen, planning out their winter plantings of pansies, marigolds, stocks, lobelia, and vinca, before setting off to the garden centre on the Resthaven bus.’
‘Whilst there, they enjoyed a delicious lunch in the café, before hitting the plant nursery.’
‘They came back with plenty of beautiful plants to fill the garden beds.’
‘The Garden Club meets weekly over coffee and cake to discuss and plan plantings, and to ensure that the site garden beds are shipshape and weed free.’
‘They make regular trips to pick up new plants and supplies throughout the year.’
‘Well done to the group for all their hard work – we can’t wait to see the new plants established later in the year.’
Resthaven Marion is just one of Resthaven’s eleven fully accredited residential homes located across South Australia, with a twelfth home opening at Aberfoyle Park in July.
Resthaven supports older people to live independently in their own homes through a range of in-home and centre-based community services.