The Gardens

The Gardens Retirement Community
602 North Segoe Road
Madison, WI 53705

Contact: Judy Kujoth, Resident Services Director
Phone: 608.204.0900
Email: jkujoth@independentlivinginc.org

The Gardens

The GardensThe Gardens is a wonderful, neighborly, active senior living community on Segoe Road in Madison. There is no worry anymore about who is going to take care of household repairs, roof maintenance, or the lawn. We take care of it, so that you can spend your time doing what interests and matters most to you. Concerts, theatrical performances, computer classes, exercise groups and more are offered on-site to enjoy. Bonus: No one has to wonder or fret about what to make for dinner, thanks to fresh weekday dining service from our very own, on-site chefs!

Living at The Gardens means you have numerous, convenient options just outside your door. The Gardens is in a desirable location.  You will find us in the middle of the vibrant Hill Farms neighborhood on Madison’s near west side. It means handy access to Hilldale Shopping Center, a cinema, US Post Office, numerous restaurants and several grocery stores. Right outside our door is a pathway that leads to nearby Rennebohm Park. It’s a delightful stroll there to enjoy summer band concerts and fall foliage colors!

See for yourself how affordable life can be at The Gardens and enjoy a private tour.


  • One or two bedrooms with full kitchen and bath
  • Housekeeping
  • Chef-prepared dining services Monday through Friday
  • Emergency call pendent
  • Business center and computer learning lab with internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • Footcare clinic
  • Beauty salon
  • Heated underground parking
  • Library
  • Community rooms
  • Yoga classes
  • Daily coffee hour
  • Transportation
  • Plus more…
  • See a sample floor plan

Floor Plan for One Bedroom.pdf

Floor Plan for Two Bedroom with Den.pdf

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To start your new life at The Gardens, please call 608.204.0900 today.  We will be happy to show you how nice life can be at The Gardens!

Best Place to Live

The-GardensPolly Kuelbs is a long-time piano teacher who performs with Mary Payton at many retirement centers in the Madison area. She states, “We go to a lot of places (to perform), and this one wins the prize for being the best. The energy of the people here is wonderful! This is a place that feels like everyone is a sibling who loves being together, playing together and having a great time together. You have created the most delightful atmosphere for people here. This is a happy place to live for those who take part.”

The Gardens was selected as Business of the Week on WIBA radio in August 2016.  The honor included a plaque, and an on-air interview with former CEO Rita Giovannoni.  Hear for yourself what makes The Gardens special!

Independence Plus Program*

Enjoy your independent apartment even when in-home help is desired. Independence Plus is a wonderful, supportive program with a menu of personalized services to meet your specific needs, if or when you need it. Through this optional program, you can supplement your independent living arrangement. Residents who choose Independence Plus receive 24-hour access to staff. Services can include health monitoring, individualized assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of transportation to medical appointments, evening check-in service, medication oversight, personal care and supportive nursing services all in the comfort and privacy of your own apartment.

For more information, please call 608.204.0900.

*Additional fees apply.

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