Richmond, Tasman, NZ, 2017-2021
Each year I’ve worked with the Manager of the Retirement Village, to re-develop a specific area of the Village. We’ve removed the original trees and plants that have not flourished, brought in truckloads of good compost and soil, and then re-planted. The residents have been extremely supportive, and helped with planting, and spreading bark on the gardens. As well as amenity planting, we’ve developed an orchard on an unused area of land, included plant species that will provide food for the bees and butterflies, increased the number of shade trees, and created gardens that will provide year round interest and flowers.