Spring 2017 Newsletter

Well we're bounding into Spring even if the weather still appears to want to remain in Winter mode with rain, rain, a day of sunshine and then more rain. I think most of us would agree that we're over it.

At Woodlands we're busy completing two homes, ready for our newest residents to move into prior to Christmas. We are looking forward to also seeing the Serenity Garden and vegetable garden plots taking shape over the next few months. Great plans are afoot for the vegetable garden with the beds being raised and designed to be of a comfortable height for easy access for our residents. There will also be a bench seat type railing as an edging to these in order to enable weeding and planting to take place with the minimum of fuss. Each home will have access to a least one of the garden plots. The overall design will be of a potager layout utilising the spacious area for the garden to its maximum benefit. A grapevine, berry canes trellis, feijoa hedge and citrus trees will run around the outside boundary of the plots. Archways, seating, pathways and other decorative features will finish off what will be a delightful area to while away a glorious day gardening.

Our 'Serenity Garden' is also to undergo further landscaping incorporating a waterfall, pond and a walk bridge over a stream which will connect all the waterways together. Plantings will be sympathetic to the already established kauris and rimu trees that were planted over 20 years ago. Under plantings will lend a subtropical flavour to the overall ambience of this area and provide colour and fragrance. The visiting tui, kereru, and kaka should approve. And of course there will be comfortable benches situated strategically for viewing as much of the flora and fauna as possible. A great place for quiet contemplation, viewing wildlife or reading your latest novel.

The Serenity Garden will be adjacent to the Club House and will in fact envelop it to a certain extent. The landscaping will spill over into that surrounding the Club House and become a harmonious whole. Work is progressing well with the Club House design and plans should be sent to the Council for building consent before the end of the year.

As the weather warms and the village grows, there remains only 9 homes available at Woodlands Village, these comprise 2 bedroom duplex units and 3 bedroom stand alone homes. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any queries or would like to come and view Woodlands Village,

Contact Sarndra Newman on Ph. 07 576 8874 or Mobile 021 0265 3536 for an appointment.

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