Creating a retirement garden

In the garden I am always thinking ahead, whether I’m ordering seed for future sowings, designing a new feature, planning a long-term trial or just thinking about which new plants to grow next year; it’s always wise to plan for the future so that you can fulfil all your gardening dreams.  At this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Just Retirement Garden: A garden for every retiree, designed by Tracy Foster, demonstrated how planning ahead for your retirement and encompassing accessible, interesting, creative and useful features within your garden design can bring enjoyment, as well as creating the space to enjoy hobbies, entertain friends and make the most of the joy of gardening in retirement.

In The Just Retirement Book of Gardening, Tracy Foster highlights how gardens can be reclaimed and redesigned, so that with careful planning, you can get the most out of your garden in retirement.  Retirement provides an opportunity to take a fresh look at the garden and make any changes, so that your garden suits both your present, and your future requirements.