A group of green-fingered Owners from Churchill Retirement Living’s Tregolls Lodge in Truro have been busy making their garden bloom thanks to a kind donation made by the specialist housebuilder.
Retired Owners living at the Lodge on St Clements Hill, have set up their own gardening club as a hobby to enjoy during their spare time. Churchill Retirement Living were so impressed by their skills tending to the communal garden, that they have donated a brand new shed and a selection of tools for the retirees to use.
Cheryl Hinton, Lodge Manager at Tregolls Lodge, who helped set-up the gardening club, said: “We have some enthusiastic Owners at the Lodge who all really enjoy sharing their gardening tips with one another so our new club is a wonderful way for them to get together a few times a week. They have put in so much time and effort into the garden and it has certainly paid off - it’s become a real labour of love for us all. We even have a very special member of the club who likes to supervise the work – Harvey the collie!
“Everyone has been very supportive donating plants and money for the garden, so when Churchill Retirement Living heard about it and said they wanted to purchase a new shed and tools for us, it really was the icing on the cake! Not only do the club and their neighbours get to enjoy their efforts, but we’ve also had a number of visitors commenting on how fantastic it looks too. We might event put ourselves forward for Truro in Bloom next year too, watch this space!”
Deirdre Neale is one of the Owners who helped start the project. She said: “Tregolls Lodge has lovely gardens which are managed by a professional gardener, but some of us, along with Cheryl, the Lodge Manager, decided we’d get together to pretty it up a bit. We’ve planted some colourful flowers around the edge of the buildings. It’s really enjoyable getting together and working in the garden - I love pottering and tending to the shrubs and flower beds.”
Tregolls Lodge comprises 59 one and two bedroom privately owned retirement apartments and shared facilities, designed exclusively for the over 60s. Offering quality retirement accommodation and safe and independent living, the development is in a convenient location close to local shops and amenities.
Apartments have spacious rooms throughout and an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob, an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height, and a washing machine. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.
With less to worry about, Owners have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge.
The Tregolls Lodge Show Complex on St Clements Hill is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information on Tregolls Lodge or Churchill Retirement Living, call 01872 464 081 or click here.