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Staying Active at Any Age: Fun in the Garden

When searching for a retirement community, chances are the number of activities and amenities available is at the top of your list. Your retirement years should be the most rewarding time of your life, with plenty of ways to explore your favorite hobbies and interests. When you move into a retirement community, finding a place that values fun and friendships is a must!

At The Village of Germantown, residents have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of five-star amenities like our fine-dining restaurant and bar area, relaxing spa, and state-of-the-art fitness area with indoor pool. Daily activities abound. Take a yoga or tai chi class in the fitness center, or stop by the bar for afternoon cocktails with friends.


When you’re ready to downsize and find a retirement community that offers plenty of outdoor activities and amenities, The Village of Germantown is a great choice. From beautifully-landscaped outdoor entertaining spaces to visit with friends and family to plenty of walking trails and relaxing garden spots for enjoying the sounds of nature, you’re just a few steps away from fresh air and the warmth of the sun.

One of the most beautiful spots in the neighborhood is the community garden, where friends and neighbors can gather together outdoors for fresh air, while exercising their green thumbs.

Gardening in Retirement: Exercise Your Green Thumb

Retirement is a great time to explore new hobbies and try new things. Gardening is a hobby that is beneficial for the mind and the body. Here are just a few reasons to take up gardening:

Healthy Produce for Food

Community gardens like the one here at The Village offer the opportunity to grow your own healthy, organic produce. Here in the South, we enjoy climates that can accommodate a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Stay Active

One of the most obvious benefits of gardening is physical activity. The average person can burn more than 200 calories an hour while gardening. Plus, it’s easier and more fun than jogging.

Meet Friend and Neighbors

Community gardens also offer the opportunity to get to know your neighbors and to meet others who enjoy the same activities. Take time to converse with fellow gardeners and get to know them. You just might make a new friend.

Fresh Air is Good for You

Did you know that fresh air has been proven to improve mood and cognitive thinking abilities? Getting out in the sun for just 30 minutes a day can also improve blood circulation and offer numerous health benefits. Get moving in the garden and find your new favorite hobby!

Our Favorite Gardening Accessories

Now that you’ve decided to become a gardening enthusiast, it’s time to build your gardening tool kit. We’re sharing some of our favorite gardening accessories for gardening experts and beginners alike.

Copper Watering Can
Copper Watering Can

The Williams Sonoma copper watering can inspired by European watering cans is handcrafted from solid copper and is perfect for watering house plants and small gardens alike. Featuring a double band design crafted by master coppersmiths in Turkey, the gorgeous silhouette was polished to a brilliant finish using traditional spinning techniques from the ancient art of Anatolian metalworking.

Floral Rain Boots
Hunter Floral Gardening Boots

Hunter is the standard in outdoor footwear. These floral gardening boots provide the same waterproof comfort and stability of traditional Hunter rain boots with the combined charm and beauty of a gorgeous floral print from the Royal Horticultural Society archives.

Farmers Market Tote
Leather Handle Market Tote

You’ll need a tote to carry your gardening tools and fresh produce, and this hand-woven tote created in Morocco from sustainable palm leaves is perfect for afternoons in the garden or trips to the farmer’s market. Double leather straps keep the contents secure while adjustable shoulder straps offer custom comfort and support.



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