St. Margaret's Bay Gardening Club

Gardeners Helping Gardeners

Interested in plants?

Welcome to the club!

SMBGC is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Gardening Clubs

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We would love to get to know you! You don't have to be an experienced gardener to join us for informative presentations, workshops and other events.

We welcome anyone with an interest in growing plants for beauty or food - or both!

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 Sept - Nov/Jan - May

We are meeting at St. Luke's United Church sanctuary for the foreseeable future, due to the Tantallon Public Library not having their meeting room available.

Guests are always welcome to attend our meetings! Membership for 2020/2021 has reverted back to $15.00 a year for singles, and $20.00 for families

             IMPORTANT NEWS ON OUR SMBGC CLUB MEETING LOCATION and FEE STRUCTURE for 2020/2021

In the past, the club has met at the Tantallon Library, however their meeting room will not be available to community groups for the foreseeable future. We will meet at St. Luke’s United Church, following guidelines for Visitors/Renters based on the current recommendations of NS Health for Covid-19. Community groups must follow physical distancing, the wearing of masks, use of hand sanitizers on site, only one person in a washroom at a time and the use of contact tracing forms. The Facility is wheelchair accessible, with ample parking, and the sanctuary can hold 70 + people comfortably while adhering to COVID-19 Guidelines. We have booked the Sanctuary for the SMBGC for the next few meetings. 

             

November 18/20  Members Meeting

 St Luke’s United Church Sanctuary 

 

Our speaker will be DAVID CURRIE with a presentation The Attraction of Birds - perfect for this time of year!

In David's own words  - "I’m the past president of the Nova Scotia Bird Society. Birds were an interest of mine for as long as I can remember -  taking it more seriously at age 12.

Although a native Nova Scotian, I have lived and birded in most provinces but there is no better place to experience the friendship of the people and the extraordinary variety of birds as they migrate through our province.

I’m going to talk about Attracting birds to your gardens and birding more generally in Nova Scotia."

 

This would usually be our AGM and Christmas Party, but due to Covid-19, our AGM has been postponed, and unfortunately we are not permitted to have food this year at our November event. Disappointing not to be able to share the delicious offerings of past years. 

 

Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

 

We're excited to be presenting our annual Holiday Decorating Workshop on November 22, 2020! Please read all the info below! 

Making Holiday Themed Outdoor Containers, Door Sprays and Indoor Yule Logs for the Holiday Season. Join us for a three-hour workshop and have fun dressing up your home for the holidays.

 

Sunday, November 22, 1-4 p.m.     (Rain or Shine as we can be inside)

 

St. Luke’s United Church Community Hall 

Upper Tantallon    Register early, maximum 25 people

 

St Luke’s has Covid-19 protocols in place which we will be following and it is a large facility where we can easily distance while we make our decorations.

We will be using natural materials with festive touches to creatively welcome the winter season. Though we will have many things on hand, we need everyone who is able, to bring an assortment of evergreen boughs and decorative branches from your properties to share. The SMBGC will provide decorative bows. Bring a special ornament(s) to include in your arrangements if you like, and of course your container(s) and pruners, extra decor to share and glue guns if you have one.

If you’re using a pot with soil, ensure it is not frozen by putting it indoors prior to the workshop. (You could also use a large block of floral foam which is reasonably priced at the Dollar Store in Tantallon).

 


SMBGC Members

(Please encourage your friends to join us for this fun afternoon)

 

1 container, 1 spray and a Yule log, $20

2 containers, 1 spray and a Yule log, $30

 

Non Members 

 

1 container, 1 spray and a Yule log, $35 includes 1 year SMBGC membership 

2 containers, 1 spray and a Yule log, $45 includes 1 year SMBGC membership 


 

We would prefer payment via E-transfer to

 smbgardeningclub@gmail.com (no password is necessary)

 and also send an email to the club with your name and preference for 1 or 2 containers. 

We will also accept cheques mailed to St. Margaret's Bay Gardening Club, c/o R. Maclean, 406 Goldeneye Drive, Timberlea, NS  B3T 0E6--please include name and preference for 1 or 2 containers.

We will also accept payment by cheque or EXACT cash at the Workshop. Please place cheques and exact cash in a sealed envelope with your name and preference for 1 or 2 containers on the outside of the envelope. A separate receptacle at the Workshop will be available for you to place your payment. 


 

PREMADE OUTDOOR SPRAYS

 

You may also purchase a premade outdoor spray for your door.  The St. Margaret's Bay Garden Club will be making some as a fundraiser. Please order by November 19th. The cost is $15 per spray, and these can be picked up on


 

Saturday, November 28th, from 12 noon until 4 p.m.

at the Community Enterprise Center in Redmond’s Plaza


 

We would prefer payment via E-transfer to

 smbgardeningclub@gmail.com (no password is necessary) and also send an email to the club with your name and number of sprays you would like to purchase.  We will also accept cheques mailed to St. Margaret's Bay Gardening Club, c/o R. Maclean, 406 Goldeneye Drive, Timberlea, NS  B3T 0E6--please include name and number of sprays you would like to purchase. We will also accept payment by cheque or EXACT cash at time of pickup. Please place cheques and exact cash in a sealed envelope with your name and number of sprays on the outside of the envelope. A separate receptacle will be available for you to place your payment. 


 

RED ROOF ARTISTS


 

Thank you to the Red Roof Artists who invited us to join them on Saturday, November 28 at the Community Enterprise Center to sell our Sprays.  The Red Roof Artists are holding an Art Show at the C.E.C which includes the work of several Gardening Club Members--well worth a visit.

 

 For more info, please call Claudy, 
 902-826-1661

Raffle News -

We have obtained another extension for the draw date on our Gift Basket Raffle. It was earlier rescheduled for September, but we have now obtained permission from the Nova Scotia Gaming Commission to hold the draw next year. New tickets will be printed shortly and will be available at regular SMBGC events. We have three wonderful baskets, full of gardening-related items! Tickets are $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00