The Gables Delights All Senses

May 21, 2021

This month, a party of ladies and one gentleman from our retirement village in Brighton treated both their eyes and palates to a little luxury.

Boarding the Mayflower minibus, the beautifully dressed ladies and dapper companion headed to The Gables for a 3-course lunch in ‘The Tea Room’.

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Pictured above: From left to right – Marion, Barbara, Patsy, Seniors Living Manager Merridy, Josie, Alex, Mirella and Mary - in front of The Gables mansion.

The Gables mansion is a historical landmark in Malvern East, that boasts Queen Anne style architectural flair. Queen Anne architects Ussher and Kemp designed it, complete with incredible chandeliers, high ceilings, intricate leadlight windows, and parquetry flooring.

The beautiful gardens are reminiscent of the period for which it was crafted, and were designed by landscape architect William Guilfoyle, who is well known for designing the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Merridy, Mayflower’s Seniors Living Manager was delighted to see residents exploring the gardens. “The gardens were very lush with ferns and beautiful trees,” says Merridy, “they are beautifully manicured, with leafy gardens and a rose here and there,” she says.

As the Mayflower group entered the tearoom, they were in awe of the exquisite peacock wallpaper and leadlight windows.

“We all felt very special, and we couldn’t stop talking about how nice it was,” says team member Teresa.

Mary, a retirement village resident, could not agree more, “it was just beautiful,” she says.

The atmosphere was humming, and the delicacies and conversation didn’t disappoint - with many laughs throughout the afternoon, which meant the day flew by.

“I really enjoyed it,” says Mary.

“We had great food and I had a super day.”

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Pictured above: Patsy and Josie. Paty's smile could light the room as the room is filled with laughter and the aroma of good food.

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Pictured above: Mary, Alex and Barbara in the beautiful gardens.

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Pictured above: Mirella, Patsy and Josie enjoying a chat and tea served in delicate fine bone china tea-cups.