Gardeners Club has been involved in the community since its
inception in 1983, through meetings and workshops, financial
contributions and in planting and maintaining such public
places as the Atlantic Theatre Festival garden in Wolfville.
This involvement in the community is integral to the spirit
of the Club and is reflected in the Objectives contained in
the Memorandum of Association: to encourage interest in all
kinds of recreational gardening and to promote better horticultural
practices; to encourage the conservation of natural resources;
and to provide a medium for the exchange of gardening ideas.
1984, the Club joined the Nova Scotia Association of Garden
Clubs which encouraged members to interact with other garden
clubs in the Province through meetings and conventions. This,
amongst other things, enabled participation in Provincial
activities, contests, borrowing from a slide/video library
and group insurance coverage.
other varied activities, designed to promote gardening
in the community and to stimulate interest and enjoyment
among members, have been presented by the Club. These
have ranged from workshops for beginner gardeners to clinics
to address specific problems; from planning and planting
at community locations, to recognising efforts of individual
businesses to beautify their properties; from demonstrations
on flower arranging to talks on landscaping.
Club Yearbook has been kept every year and provides
a complete and illustrated record of Club activities.
Members have contributed articles, poems, pressed flowers,
etc. Two of these Yearbooks are available at each meeting
and members are encouraged to look through them.