Enjoy Living in an Apartment with a Community Garden

Whether your goals are to spend more time outdoors, eat better, get to know your neighbors, learn something new, or do more relaxing, Korman Residential at Willow Shores can provide you with the tools you need to get started. Our Common Ground Community Gardens offers residents their own space to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers at no cost. Maybe you already love gardening or maybe you’ve never tried it, but there are some definite benefits to living in an apartment with a community garden. Here are just a few.

Time Spent Outdoors in the Fresh Air

We spend a ton of time inside, especially lately. It’s easy to start feeling like a slug and to make excuses for why we don’t have time to take a walk or a hike. Gardening, however, is a great way to escape for as long or as little time as you have. Smell the soil, feel the sun on your skin, and feel the breeze in your hair. Even if you’re new at growing plants, you can’t deny how good it feels to escape to the outdoors sometimes.

Eat Healthier Foods

Speaking of cravings, it’s incredible when you think about how much produce you can grow with even the smallest bit of land. The land is like the gift that keeps on giving. Imagine reducing the number of groceries you buy. Imagine suddenly having fresh, organic food to eat that was free. How’s that for motivation to start incorporating more veggies into your diet?

Connect with the Community

Gardens are great places to meet new people, have casual conversations, and share the bounty! It’s becoming easier and easier to isolate ourselves in our own bubbles, in our own phones, in technology in general. Go on garden dates like you might grab coffee with a friend, strike up a conversation with someone you’ve never seen before, ask someone for advice on how to cook the squash you didn’t realize you had, and share your haul with those in need.

Learn Something

Been meaning to pick up a new hobby? The kids need something to keep them out of trouble when they’re not doing schoolwork? Been thinking about the value of knowing more about growing your own food the last few years? According to researchers, humans only really use about 10% of the brain’s actual capacity, so we pretty much thrive on new information. It’s hard to think of reasons not to learn something new every now and then.


Whether you’re planting, weeding, pruning, or harvesting, working with your hands in the sun to help grow nourishing veggies, flavorful herbs, or beautiful flowers is truly some of the best therapy nature can provide. Whether you’re an old pro in the garden department, or you’re a first-timer, gardening is a great way to practice mindfulness but with the added benefit of incredible tangible rewards! An apartment for rent with garden access might be just what the doctor ordered.

At Willow Shores apartments, access to our community garden, tools, and automatic watering systems come to residents at no cost and are just some of the many perks of living in the apartment community. If you are loving the idea of an apartment for rent with garden access, call us today to learn more!

Contact Willow Shores to Learn More

Quality, reliable, nationally recognized healthcare facilities are minutes away from the Willow Shores community. If you’re thinking apartments near Cooper University Hospital, Virtua Willingboro Hospital, or Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital are something worth considering, check out Willow Shores’ apartments in Palmyra, NJ. Contact a leasing agent today to learn more.