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

We have great news for fall 2020! Check it all out below... events are in 

chronological order. Please read carefully. Some events are in cooperation with Transition Bay - St. Margaret'sSome are SMBGC presentations. 


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. 


October 8/20  Transition Bay St Margaret’s invites members of the St. Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club to participate in a Zoom and Facebook Live Workshop

 Topic: Seed Saving Start to Finish

 Speakers: Chris Sanford & Garrett Lauren, Yonder Hill Farm

 Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Take an inside look into a year of small-scale seed production at Yonder Hill Farm.  From starting seeds and planting, to harvesting and processing.  Chris Sanford and her partner, Garrett Lauren, grow and maintain over 150 varieties of vegetables, grains, herbs, and flowers at their small diversified farm in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.  They have been farming and gardening ecologically for over 15 years, and producing seeds commercially for over 10 years. Join us for this 90 minute Zoom webinar on Thursday, October 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The workshop will take place over zoom, and details for access will be sent out to attendees the day prior to the event. 

This event is free (donations appreciated!) and requires registration through our Eventbrite listing

or by emailing

October 21/20  Members Meeting

 St Luke’s United Church Sanctuary 


Topic: ROCK GARDENS     Speaker: Rosalyn Duffus 

Roslyn is an enthusiast of rock and alpine plants. She will be talking about many interpretations of rock gardens from nature's version to large botanical  rock gardens to private versions and  follow with a selection of plants  from easy to more challenging.

October 29/20  Transition Bay St Margaret’s invites members of the St.Margaret’s Bay Gardening Club to participate in a Zoom and                    Facebook Live Workshop



What I learned from Nova Scotia Masters of Fermented Food - Craft Beer, Cider, Cheese, Sauerkraut and More.

Speaker: Phillip Moscovitch    Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

More information to follow

November 18/20  Members Meeting

 St Luke’s United Church Sanctuary 


Speaker to be determined


Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


We're excited to be presenting our annual Holiday Decorating Workshop on November 22, 2020! More details soon!

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