What began as a Nationally-Acclaimed Award-Winning Event Venue is now open for active adults wishing to retire in style and age in an intimate environment. Inspired by their travels and time spent in London, founders and owners Kelly and Mark Watson, transitioned Kensington Gardens to an idyllic resort community for active adults to age-in-place. As caretakers of their aging parents they developed this serene estate for those who appreciate a refined, casually elegant, carefree lifestyle which is individually tailored to one’s tastes and needs.
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At Kensington Gardens our hardworking team treats you with respect and kindness and provides you control of your life to age energetically and gracefully. Many of our team were first drawn to this vocation by caring for aging loved ones at home. Our recruitment and screening standards are meticulously high, and it shows in the maturity, professionalism, and positive attitudes of our team. Our long-standing employees ensure superior continuity of care, which is especially important when transitioning our residents from daily assistance at home to our signature skilled personalized care.
Our talented team is dedicated to meet a range of intellectual, recreational, and spiritual needs. From scheduling activities to lending an ear, our ratio of caregivers to every member highlights our vested interest in making one feel welcomed in comfort and appreciation. Our team looks out for your best interest.
Kensington Gardens is delighted to have won “Best of the South Sound” for three consecutive years. Recognized for its success in addressing the needs of our community, Kensington Gardens also announced its expansion of luxury villas. We are honored to be the talk of the town in the press. Click below to learn about the latest buzz.
With the completion of the Hawksworth Villa, Kensington Gardens celebrated the grand opening of their newest building on February 22, 2023. Suites are available now!
The Watsons have succeeded in creating an innovative living concept with a luxury resort-vibe. “We believe that life should continue to get better, and as needs change over time, our residents have the confidence of knowing they have access to our award-winning, full personalized care,” says Kelly.
Gig Harbor has been home to the beautiful Kensington Gardens since 2005—designed and built by native Washingtonians and local residents Mark and Kelly Watson. They have been providing personalized care for a decade and are now adding more living options on their 27-acre estate.
Your life. Your Way. The resort living at Kensington Gardens is in the spotlight again.
Kelly and Mark Watson of Kensington Gardens, residents of Fox Island, share the spotlight on their beloved retirement community.
Gig Harbor's Kensington Gardens Expands. The New Addition article shown here in enlarged format.
Kensington Gardens hosted a dog wedding to benefit CHEW. Read the article here.
Two dogs celebrated a wedding for residents at Kensington Gardens Estate Senior Living in Gig Harbor. Donations from the event went to benefit C.H.E.W., a local dog rescue.
Kensington Gardens, situated on 23 acres of surrounding lush formal gardens and grand fountains, has evolved from a renowned high-end destination event venue in Washington’s South Sound to a highly rated, licensed facility offering short- or long-term care to adults who require some level of assisted care.
The Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce featured Kensington Gardens Resort Living Community in the latest edition of their Profile Magazine, showcasing local businesses around the Harbor.
Kensington Gardens Resort Living Community was featured in the June 2017 edition of Gig Harbor Living Local Magazine.
Kensington Gardens is proud to share that we have won Best of the South Sound for its second year in two categories: Best Senior Living and Best Assisted Living!