A brief history of Formosa Garden Village

Formosa Garden Village received its first residents in 1983 and was officially opened on 13th April 1984 by the Hon SF Kotze MP, the then Minister of Community Development.

The frail care was built shortly afterwards providing an essential service for its residents. Several of the original residents contributed their expertise in establishing attractive gardens and trees which today grace the village.

At various stages, additional cottages were built to help provide a wider selection of available accommodation, from the original low cost flat-lets for one person to a choice of several sizes of cottages for one or two persons.

Mr. Tony Bowman was the first appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of Formosa Garden Village. A constitution based on already established retirement villages has provided a firm legal base for Formosa Garden Village and is still in place to this day.

The original land was purchased at an extremely reasonable price from Lesley Price Jones hence one of the Frail Care Buildings being named after her. The Cyril Riley Wing was named after the Cyril Riley Memorial Trust which made a generous donation towards the Frail Care.