The Village is a Gardener’s Paradise

Many considerations go into choosing a new home. When you love gardening as much as Clif Cullenberg – a little land, a lot of sunshine, and good soil are definitely on the list. “The availability of a garden plot is one of the things that brought me to The Village at Duxbury,” Clif says. “And discovering and revitalizing the greenhouse was a bonus.” Village residents who share this passion are welcome to do whatever they wish with the community’s 5-foot by 10-foot garden plots. Some opt to grow vegetables, some prefer flowers. According to Clif, “Every plot is as individual as the person who creates and tends it. Gardening is a great way to use your imagination.” Fellow Village resident, Carol Loring, does wonders to keep the garden plots thriving, notes Clif.

Gardening is also a great way to improve physical and mental well-being. Research has shown that gardening burns calories, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress and has a positive effect on mood. This growing season at The Village featured tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, herbs and more, along with a colorful array of annuals. Cliff says, “It’s nice to look at what other people are doing with their plots. The garden is a pleasant place to hang out.” He also enjoys growing “anything I can get my hands on,” and says, “I keep my fingernails dirty most of the summer!”

Resident Clif Culenberg in the garden at The Village at Duxbury
Resident Clif Culenberg in the garden at The Village at Duxbury
Roses in the Village garden
Roses in the Village garden
Beautiful flowers in the Village garden
Beautiful flowers in the Village garden
Resident Clif Cullenberg also enjoys The Village greenhouse
Resident Clif Cullenberg also enjoys The Village greenhouse