Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes – Cultivating a Healthy Community

16 Nov, 2016

Nestled at the end of the magnificent and picturesque clubhouse at Seachange Emerald Lakes is a newly created community garden.  This garden is in every sense of the word a community oriented garden! Only established for two months this garden has already seen residents come together to grow food and further grow an already close-knit community.

“Community Gardens are proven to be incredibly beneficial for the people who involve themselves,” according to resident Ian Nelson. Ian, with the help of Kervan Tinsley and Michael Moot collectively played an integral role in establishing this garden. Clearly, these garden ‘gurus’ are ably assisted by the residents whom take pride in ensuring that this community garden is self-sufficient developed by the residents for the residents.

This garden has created considerable interest amongst the residents with many volunteering watering duties, some donating time, plants, trees and money. Comprised within this garden are a variety of citrus trees, vegetables, fruit and herbs and even some local native wildlife have shown curiosity. The garden also has some fabulous decor and features that complement the different produce and its scenic surrounds.

The intention of this garden according to Community Manager, Di Whybrow is to “promote the residents’ health and active lifestyle whilst providing a venue for proactive exercise and social interaction – gardening and growing is good for us all.”


Ian Nelson and Kervan Tinsley at the community garden entrance arbor.


Kervan, Ian and Community Manager Di in the herb garden.


Ian and Kervan discussing the citrus trees.