The Gardens

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

Contact: Linda, Leasing Manager
Phone: 608.204.0900
Email: housing@independentlivinginc.org

March 14 Seminar on Senior Housing

Understanding senior housing options and the services that may — or may not — be included is the focus “Navigating the Maze of Senior Housing Options,” a free program set for Wednesday, March 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. The seminar will be hosted at The Gardens. A light brunch will be served, and registration is required by calling 204-0900. We look forward to seeing you!

The Gardens

The GardensThe Gardens is a wonderful, neighborly, active senior community. 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 our residents can spend their time doing what interests and matters most to them. 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 living in a convenient and highly desirable location. The Gardens is in the middle of the vibrant Hill Farms neighborhood on Madison’s near west side. It means handy access to Hilldale Shopping Center, Sundance Cinemas, a US Post Office, numerous restaurants and several grocery stores. Right outside our doors 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
  • 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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Residents at The Gardens have created a solid sense of community. Residents at The Gardens have created a solid sense of community.
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To start your new life at The Gardens apartments, 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 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 add extra services to supplement your independent living arrangement. Residents who choose Independence Plus receive 24-hour access to staff and the emergency response system. Independence Plus members also receive 2 meals a day, 7 days a week along with health monitoring, individualized assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping, 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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