AT GEMLIFE, LANDSCAPING IS MORE THAN JUST SURFACE DEEP. IT’S A CANVAS UPON WHICH THE UNIQUE IDENTITY AND CHARACTER OF EACH OVER-50S LIFESTYLE RESORT IS PAINTED.
According to Jaike Osborne, GemLife Landscaping Manager for Resort Operations, every GemLife resort has its own distinct landscaping needs, often featuring native plants sourced from their respective regions.
“The ultimate goal remains the same – to ensure that our homeowners are delighted with the splendid gardens and landscaping we create,” Jaike said.
GemLife’s exceptional landscaping team skilfully balances the need for visually captivating, low-maintenance gardens that offer year-round interest. Simultaneously, they work their magic to create appealing focal points at resort entrances and at major facilities such as the country clubs.
Jaike has been with GemLife for more than 12 months and has been largely involved with the landscaping at GemLife Rainbow Beach on the NSW Mid North Coast and GemLife Tweed Waters as well as preparations for both the flagship GemLife Gold Coast and GemLife Moreton Bay resorts.
Jaike said the landscaping for the GemLife Gold Coast and GemLife Moreton Bay resorts will be particularly outstanding, with much planning having gone into each site.
“The Gold Coast resort will set a new standard when it comes to its landscaping, which has been designed by a leading Brisbane architect. It will probably take about six months for everything to start to take shape after we have done all the plantings which will include major features such as cascading gardens over the balconies and the retaining walls of the multi-million-dollar Country Club.”
He said the entrance and tennis courts will also be heavily landscaped and there will be local native palms lining the boulevard.
“The plantings will blend through the entire five-star resort. It will be quite spectacular for sure,”
Jaike said the entrances of GemLife resorts were often showpieces and he was looking forward to establishing a 1.3km fully landscaped entrance to the GemLife Moreton Bay resort which is modelled to reflect and intertwine with the spectacular natural environment which surrounds it.
“GemLife Moreton Bay is an ecologically sensitive site and landscaping will involve a lot of work by our inhouse team, but we cannot wait to see it come alive.”
No matter the resort location, GemLife’s team of landscapers and gardeners are dedicated to ensuring residents enjoy an environment that is not only beautiful but also in harmony with the local environment.