The amenities at South Florida’s first “agrihood” are growing fast. Arden invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of its elegant two-story Lakehouse, resort-style pools, fitness center, five-acre farm and barn on Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free, fun-filled event includes boat tours of Lake Arden, tractor rides, spectacular synchronized swimming shows, dragon boat races, farm demonstrations, a farmers’ market, live music and more.
Arden is the only community in South Florida, and among the first in the state, to feature a farm as a central component. Under the direction of two experienced farm directors, the working farm will produce more than 50 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers to be shared among residents.
The farm also features an event barn where residents can gather for seasonal themed events, market days and classes on a range of topics, from organic gardening to flower arranging. During the grand opening, farm directors Tripp Eldridge and Carmen Franz will host talks in the barn, including an overview of the Arden Farm at 11:30 a.m. and a class on vegetable gardening in Florida at 12:30 p.m.
The two-story Lakehouse is the heart of social and recreational activity at Arden. Its two resort-style pools are configured into the upper-level tranquil pool and spa, surrounded by private cabanas for those who want some quiet time. The lower-level pool offers water-play areas perfectly suited for families. There are also plenty of separate indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for all ages to enjoy.