Waratah Highlands’ community garden, “Huggetts Way”, has a special place in our residents’ heart.
The community garden was named after one of our residents, Ted Hugget, who envisioned building a garden next to the pond after moving into the village some years ago.
Prior to Ted commencing his work in the gardens at the village, the area was covered with overgrown weeds and shrubs leading into the bush area that surrounds our village. Ted Toiled away on his own with his vision until last year when some of the residents at the village asked if he would like some help. Ted was pleased with this and soon a small volunteer group set about helping to create the beautiful gardens at the village. The residents have all come together and donated things that have been used to create such a wonderful space.
Waratah Highlands Retirement Village entered into the Wollondilly Shire Council’s Garden Competition in 2017 as a volunteer garden and took out top prize of first place, which was a great thrill for all involved. To celebrate their win and show how much Ted’s vision meant to everyone, the volunteers secretly organised a get together where they presented the “Huggets Way” sign to him.
The new garden is beloved by all our residents and has become an relaxing area to ponder the ducks on the pond and listen to the bellbirds in the trees. Our group of residents continue to work on the garden and are very excited about creating more beauty in the village.
If you’re interested in visiting the Waratah Highlands Retirement Village, call us on 1800 72 71 70 to book an appointment and see the garden for yourself.