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Welcome!

Interested in gardening? Join the club! Membership is $20 a year for single membership, or $25 per family.
(8 sessions - September - November and January - May) We also offer Members Only events and workshops occasionally. Members receive monthly emails (or slightly more frequently, depending on events).
To join, simply send an e-transfer to smbgardeningclub@gmail.com for the appropriate amount (mentioned above) then send an email with your name and contact info (including phone number) to smbgardeningclub@gmail.com  When you come to your first meeting, check in and say hi! Our meetings start promptly at 7 pm and usually end about 8:30 pm. We are centrally located in the welcoming St. Luke's United Church, 5374 St. Margaret's Bay Rd. in Upper Tantallon. The church is fully accessible and has lots of parking. 

Join us at St. Luke's United Church, on Saturday, March 2 at 2 pm for
the fifth meeting of our 2023-2024 season. 
If you are paying your membership that day, please come a bit early. (See above how to pay by e-transfer) 
Visitors are very welcome at our meetings, and we charge $5.00 per person for visitors. Exact change is appreciated!

We RE-SCHEDULED "Living in the Middle of a
Cottage Garden" for SATURDAY, March 2  from 2 - 4  with Lloyd Mapplebeck and Lauranne Sanderson of Hillendale Perennials (Hilden, NS) 

Lloyd Mapplebeck and Lauranne Sanderson have operated Hillendale Perennials for over 30 years. They produce a wide array of container-grown landscape perennials. In addition; they also produce potted herbs and salad greens, potted Spring Bulbs, late season annual patio pots, and decorative Christmas products, along with various other crops and products. They market their products at their retail nursery, at the Truro Farmers’ Market, and via perennial gardens that they design for clients. They also sell perennials to landscapers, municipalities, and other commercial customers. The Nursery has both production and retail areas with more than a quarter of an acre of surrounding gardens. The farm’s unique surrounding habitats support a wide array of native plant and animal species.

Lloyd says - “When we purchased our farm property over 30 years ago, most of the space around the house and farm buildings was occupied by vegetable and fruit gardens, lots of lawn areas, and pasture. The previous owners were ‘back-to-the-landers’ who grew most of their own food and operated a small working livestock farm. Ornamental plants were few and far between. Over the years we have been adding, ad continuously expanding, our landscape gardens, mostly comprised of herbaceous perennials, along with shrubs and trees. Excluding the very limited lawn areas, our present gardens now occupy around half an acre. Although we do landscape designs for clients, normally following widely practiced garden design concepts; the style, or ‘look’, of our gardens would probably be best described as ‘the North Americanized English cottage garden’. We have developed our gardens, over the years, with biodiversity, (both plant and animal), and all season colour/interest always in mind.”

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