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Bupa The Gardens Retirement Village, Rotorua
Retirement Villages ('Purchase')
15 Hodgkins Street
07 350 1036
07 347 0335
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Jennie Arvidson - 07 350 1036
Bupa Care Services - 0800 60 80 99
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Live a rich and fulfilling life at The Gardens Retirement Village!

The Gardens is a welcoming, modern retirement village offering you independence, community, freedom and security.

With 20 stylish, two-bedroom villas, and 40 one bedroom units, The Gardens Retirement Village is a place to get the most out of life.

As well as a strong sense of community, our residents enjoy long term security, thanks to the future care options at The Gardens Care Home and Hospital next door.

The Gardens is part of the Bupa group of rest homes, hospitals, retirement villages and personal medical alarms. We are a private company, and because we have no shareholders, we can invest what we earn to make improvements that help us provide better care.

As part of the global Bupa group, we are able to provide superior clinical support, while focusing on helping each of our residents get the most out of each day. Bupa is one of New Zealand’s leading aged care providers.

For more information, please visit the Bupa link below or scroll down to download our brochure.
“One of the best decisions I have ever made was to move into my home at The Gardens Retirement Village. Like many, I was dubious at first but I am so glad to be here. The grounds are beautiful. You can do your own garden if you wish or the gardeners will look after it for you if you are no longer able.

There is always company if I want it - I can choose to spend quiet time alone if I wish, or join in with others for the many activities. There is a good mix of people living here, it doesn’t take long to fit in and there is always someone available to help should I need it. I feel very safe and secure in my home.” – Betty

“I came to The Gardens to look at the villa my brother and his wife had just bought and ended up buying one! I love the people, join in all the activities and have even been on the social committee. Everyone in the village gets on well. What more could one want from their golden years. I love it here and have absolutely no regrets.” – Peter

“Formerly from Taranaki, I have been a resident at The Gardens Retirement Village (previously known as Mitchell Downs) for many years and I just love living here. We have many activities including regular coffee gatherings, indoor bowls, cards, scrabble, bingo, outings and a monthly social. I utilise the van to do my shopping each week and look forward to happy hour on a Friday night. The village manager is very helpful and kind – what more could we ask for?” - Dot

“I came to the village only to have a look, as my son thought the family home was too large and that in time I would need to move. It only needed one look! I was sold and I couldn’t be happier. I have made new friends and join in most of the activities. I enjoy the outings, I feel safe and there is always help if I need it. I’m so glad I came.” – Margaret

“We are residents in a two-bedroom villa at The Gardens Retirement Village. We are pleased that we made the decision to move as we have found the village provides secure independent living with a range of social activities that we can select to participate in if we so choose. Our children, grandchildren and friends visit regularly and were all supportive of our move to The Gardens. We are fortunate that we have been able to develop and maintain the garden surrounding our villa as we both enjoy gardening. We feel that we moved at the right time to the right place.” – Anne and Norm
Updated: 24 Aug 2017
Availability Details
Availability Details
Room TypeVacancy?
1 Bedroom Unit (1 Bedroom)Yes
2 Bedroom Villas (2 Bedrooms)No
Ring Jennie on 07 350 1036 for details on price.
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Updated: 26 Apr 2018
Agent's Details
Agent's Details
Name Jennie Arvidson
Address 15 Hodgkins Street
City/Town Rotorua
Company Bupa Care Services
Phone 07 350 1036
Fax 07 347 0335
Mobile 027 218 0526
Email View Email Address
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Statutory Supervisor's Details
Name Malcolm Gray
Address Level 6, 191 Queen Street, PO Box 4423, Shortland St
City/Town Auckland 1010
Company Covenant Trustee Services
Phone (09) 302 1037
Email View Email Address
Updated: 4 Aug 2016
Composition of Village
Composition of Village
Type Details
1 Bedroom Unit (1 Bedroom)
Low Price$214000.00
High Price$220000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Rights Agreement
Surrender DetailsMaximum of 30% Occupational rights agreement
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee $105.43 from 1 May 2015
Nursing Care DetailsBupa Personal Medical Alarm supplied free of charge.
Seven days Respite per year provided free of charge.
2 Bedroom Villas (2 Bedrooms)
Low Price$325000.00
High Price$380000.00
Tenure TermsOccupational Rights Agreement
Surrender DetailsMaximum of 30% occupational rights agreement
Service Charge DetailsWeekly fee $105.43 from 1 May 2015
Nursing Care DetailsBupa Personal Medical Alarm supplied free of charge.
Seven days Respite per year provided free of charge.
Updated: 21 Dec 2017
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short StayStatusDetails
Respite Yes The care home, situated on site here at The Gardens has respite available. As part of the package when you move to the village, you have seven days respite available for your use (should you require it) per year.
Updated: 16 Dec 2014
Personnel & Services
Personnel & Services
Personnel / ServiceHours Per WeekStatusDetails
Other Personnel 40 Yes Village manager
Home Help (External Provider) Yes
Meals - External Provider Negotiable
Meals - Internal Provider Yes
Podiatrist Yes
Hairdresser Yes
Chaplain Yes Available on request
Updated: 16 Dec 2014
Facility Features
Facility Features
Social/Recreational Programme Yes Mondays - Walk and afternoon tea, Tuesdays - Shopping and Bingo, Wednesdays - Wellness, Beauty, Scrabble, Card Making Thursdays - Quiz or Singalong and Exercises, Fridays - Outing in the Bupa van and Happy Hour. Saturdays Bowls, Sundays Cards.
Community Complex Yes Raised Bowls Table, Large screen TV with Sky, Kitchen, Bathroom, Library.
Emergency Call System Yes Each unit supplied with a Bupa Alarm
24 Hour Security Yes Watchdog - do randomly timed visits twice during the night
Newsletter Yes Monthly Newsletter and Planner
Pets In Residence Yes Permission is required
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Must be done before Occupational Rights Agreement is signed.
Outings Yes Weekly shopping at New World, Monthly café visit, Monthly trip - within an hours drive, Monthly shopping in the city.
Transport Available Yes Bupa Van for our regular outings, Bus service runs every 30 minutes - a five minute walk away
Restaurant Yes Meals are available and can either be delivered to the units or you can choose to have them in the care home dining room.
Library Yes We have a small library within our community room and also the library bus visits fortnightly.
Games Room Yes Raised bowls table, board games, cards and puzzles available.
Lounges Yes Our community centre, lovingly nicknamed Nanook, is a comfortable lounge where residents can watch TV, socialise with friends or play games.
Gardens Yes We have lovely gardens - many residents are still keen on gardening and our gardeners do a fabulous job too.
Updated: 29 Mar 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Indoor Bowls, Card Games, Board games, Exercises, Gardening, Happy Hour, Library, Regular Outings, Shopping, Bingo, Jigsaws, Quizzes, Movies, Socials, Sing-alongs, Big print books, Classical Music, Entertainers, Internet, Indoor Games, Massage, Music, Minibus, Reading
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
Languages Spoken
Languages Spoken
English Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2013
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual Affiliations
Religious/Spiritual AffiliationsStatusDetails
Anglican Yes
Baptist Yes
Christian Yes
Inter denominational Yes
Methodist Yes
Non denominational Yes
Presbyterian Yes
Roman Catholic Yes
Updated: 25 Jan 2013
Public Transport 0.50 km Available
Shops 1.00 km Large Four Square (Edmond Rd) Dairy and Hairdresser (Sunset Rd) Takeaway and Dairy (Mitchell Downs)
Mall 6.00 km Large array of shops
Parks 0.50 km Hodgkins St Mitchell Downs Linton Park
Library 6.00 km Mobile library visits every fortnight Main library 6km away
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & MembershipStatusDetails
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 1 Aug 2016
What's New
What's New


If you are considering coming into a village why not come and meet with me and I can show you around our beautiful village plus provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Please give me a call on 07 350 1036, or email me on jennie.arvidson@bupa.co.nz to make a time that is convenient for you.

I look forward to assisting you.

Jennie Arvidson
Village Manager

NOTE: The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (The Act) is designed to provide improved protection for people who ‘buy’ into a retirement village. If you intend to ‘purchase’ you must get independent legal advice before signing your occupation right agreement as required under The Act. Some Retirement Village type facilities are not required to register under The Act so different legal requirements apply. Please make sure you investigate fully.


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