Our lifestyle team provide a rich portfolio of entertainment for residents. The program coordinators liaise with some of Melbourne’s most talented and respected professionals. On arrival, each new resident completes a detailed profile highlighting their individual interests, as well as their cultural background, social, emotional and physical status. This allows us to tailor a social calendar to match each resident’s personal tastes, nurturing their talents and overall sense of wellbeing.
The catering team at Kew Gardens provides a flexible approach when it comes to residents’ special dietary needs, the residents of Kew Gardens are presented with an à la carte-style menu using the freshest local produce, where they are able to choose their meal and be served by the attentive team. We also offer a weekly Carvery Lunch offering select prime cuts of premium meats and array of vegetables. Every dining experience is a culinary achievement – we endeavour to make each dish the ultimate home-cooked meal!
Cafe and Bar
Another special feature at Kew Gardens is the Alfresco Café and Bar located on the ground floor. The space provides residents and their visitors with a lively social setting; seating is available either inside or in the adjacent courtyard. Living in Melbourne, we take our coffee and wine very seriously and we stock only premium coffee beans and wines. We want our residents to feel that our establishment is simply an extension of the High Street café culture.
If you wish to indulge in a true fine dining experience, our chef offers some of the best dishes in Melbourne. Set in sophisticated, intimate surroundings, the Private Dining Room is available to residents seven days a week, if they wish to entertain guests or celebrate a special occasion.
Barbecue facilities are available onsite offering the opportunity for friends and family to cook and prepare their own meals with their loved ones. Alternatively, the Catering team is available to assist on request, while you relax and enjoy the beauty of the courtyards.
The fully-equipped Cinema provides a “Gold Class” Standard experience! The cinema has regular sessions showing the latest releases, documentaries, movies of yesteryear, famous musicals, comedies & more, along with “Saturday Night at the Movies”!
Drinks, nibbles, ice-creams and snacks are available, and family members are most welcome to join residents. Our cinema also boasts a Foxtel connection, a wonderful way to watch the AFL or NRL grand final, special celebrations, sports, musicals and more.
Private Dining room
The Alexandra Private Dining Room can be booked for special occasions and events. Our professional catering staff and chef can accommodate all your culinary requests.
Music is therapy for the soul. Kew Gardens has a baby grand piano on residence ensuring the Piano Lounge is properly equipped for the many talented performers that frequent the facility. The lounge provides a relaxed, artistic environment for residents to embrace musical performance and creative expression.
Reception is located at street level allowing access through the main doors into the grand foyer, featuring an elegant chandelier and parquetry flooring. The strikingly ornate portico facilitates passenger pick up or drop off – the area is large, well lit and protected from the elements.
All parking is undercover and located in a secure area that has its own private access to reception. Access into the foyer is either from the main entrance or car park area is automatic between the hours of 9am – 5pm weekdays and 9am-3pm on weekends. At any other time, access to the building can only be gained via using the intercom system. Visiting hours, however, are not restricted. Four disabled parking bays are available.
Reception staff members can assist with any enquiry and help to direct you, as necessary.
Our courtyards have been carefully designed to provide residents with a protected refuge for enjoying gentle sunlight on warmer days. Taking time out to enjoy nature’s peace and quiet, our residents can replenish themselves in this calming environment.
Raised garden beds are also available to those who find therapeutic benefit in horticultural activity. Tending to flower and vegetable growth occurs all year round, giving residents a chance to participate in all seasons.
Shopping, eating and exploring in Kew
Kew is one of the oldest and most prestigious of Melbourne suburbs and boasts some of Melbourne’s best restaurants. The popular Kew Junction shops, galleries and cafes are only a short walk from our front door. We provide regular visits to Kew Junction to our residents but also coordinate various trips throughout Melbourne to iconic spots such as MCG, National Gallery of Victoria, Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanical Gardens. We are truly spoilt for choice!
Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do here at Kew Gardens. Our approach to nourishing the mind, body and soul is holistic and with respect to each resident’s own spiritual and cultural beliefs. We want our residents to feel that they are constantly evolving and that their own personal journey is a fulfilling one.
Kew Gardens has a beautiful, intimate, chapel accommodating all denominations of faith. The chapel is also available for private services, such as memorial and reflection ceremonies.
Massage and Beauty Therapy
Kew Gardens offers a range of holistic therapies to enhance residents’ wellbeing. The relaxing surrounds of the Beauty Therapy room and Le Salon can provide for all your beauty and relaxation requirements.
Gymnasium and Physiotherapy
Kew Gardens provides a fully equipped Gymnasium and Physiotherapy room with all the latest equipment. Our physiotherapist can assess all residents and provide a tailor made program to maintain and improve mobility. The physiotherapist can also guide and implement individual pain management programs where necessary.