Cultivating connections

The AgingWell Senior Garden Program

By nurturing connections between the natural environment, meaningful activity, the bounty of work and personal relationships, gardens and gardening enhance the aging experience.1 AgingWell has forged these connections through our garden program, which has flourished since 2012. To date, we have repurposed spaces around the community for older adults to garden at 12 locations.

Each site has a fully functioning produce garden and a garden club that tends them. Our partnership with Resolution Gardens has enabled AgingWell to create a sustainable program that provides joy and nourishment.

Email tgutierrez@stdavidsfoundation.org to find out how you can volunteer with our garden program!

Garden LocationNameAddress
AGE CentralHappy Honeysuckle Garden3710 Cedar Street, Austin
AGE at Round RockMature Magic Garden475 Round Rock West Drive, #120, Round Rock
Asian American Resource CenterSenior Garden8401 Cameron Road, Austin
Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity CenterSanctuary Garden808 Nile Road, Austin
Dottie Jordan Recreation CenterJoy & Friendship Garden2803 Loyola Lane, Austin
Gus Garcia Recreation CenterSenior Serenity Garden1201 East Rundberg Lane, Austin
Hays Community YMCAThe Y’s Ones Garden465 Buda Sportsplex Drive, Buda
Meals on Wheels Central TexasSenior Sunshine Garden3227 East 5th Street, Austin
Onion Creek Senior CitizensBob Barton’s Garden Patch111 Barton Crossing, Buda
Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation CenterSenior Garden of Hope2100 East 3rd Street, Austin
South Austin Senior Activity CenterGarden of Eatin’3911 Manchaca Road, Austin
Virginia L. Brown Recreation Center Senior Garden7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin

¹Wright, S.D. and Wadsworth, A.M. (2014). Gray and Green Revisited: A Multidisciplinary Perspective of Gardens, Gardening, and the Aging Process. Journal of Aging Research. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/283682.

I’ve so enjoyed seeing the AgingWell gardens grow. Helping the local participants plant their vegetables and watching them joyfully harvesting their own produce is a delight.

Frances Pearce

For more than 5 years, the gardeners at the Onion Creek Senior Center in Buda have been harvesting healthy vegetables. We enjoy sharing the bounty with our clients at the Center. Thank you AgingWell!

Pam Nelson