Olivedale Retirement Village

Garden Committee

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Committee objective:
The Garden Committee has the objective of enhancing the Common Property with trees and gardens, and assisting owners with advice and guidance on how to develop their own gardens.

This Committee reports to the Infrastructure, Aesthetics & Gardens Director.

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ANTIONETTE'S GARDEN

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For a list of Committee members you will need access to the Owners' Page, enabled by a user id and password. 

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Newsletter Summer Edition:
Message from the Chairperson

With Christmas just a few days away, I think the recent rains have been the best Christmas gift we could possibly receive.

It certainly does make life so much easier when we don’t have to get up and water before 6:00 a.m., or go out and water after 6:00 p.m. Please remember, we do still have the special concession – one hour outside of watering times (that is, up to 7:00 a.m.), reserved for when you are watering common areas. Our gardeners are allowed to water using irrigation/hoses, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

We do so appreciate the many residents who are watering common areas. Malcolm Fox is busy sorting out some of the irrigation zones by relocating valves, so that we can switch the irrigation on without getting drenched.

Hopefully, once this has been completed, more residents will be able to help by switching on a zone before the gardeners get here in the morning. This will enable the gardeners to water those areas which need to be watered by hose pipe, before 8:00 a.m. Thank you so much Malcolm!

Our next project is the Garden of Remembrance, to be located in the small cemetery in the Village. We have put together an estimate of costs for this project. Andre Jelliman, who is in touch with the Matthews family, will be forwarding this estimate to Neven Matthews who resides in Orlando, Florida, in the USA. The family has indicated that they are willing to contribute towards the costs of the project, for which we are very grateful. Thanks too, to Trevor and the Church, who hold services at the Village on Sundays. They have offered to donate a bird bath or a bench for this garden which is also very much appreciated. The garden will be accessible from inside the Village. The existing gate to the cemetery will be bricked up and an arch built in the wall facing the Village. We have already had Brands Treefellers come and trim and shape the existing trees in the cemetery, but the project will really get underway from mid-January 2018.

We wish all of our residents a happy and blessed Christmas. Thank you to the many residents who assist us where they are able to, and for the many positive comments and phone calls which the Garden Committee receive. Special thanks as always to our fantastic Garden Committee members. We also value and appreciate the hard work done by Clement and his team of hard-working gardeners.
Best wishes
Doreen

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Garden Forms
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Garden Landscaping Approval Request
ORV Bird Sightings List