Garden Tours and Announcements

Sending a sincere thank you to everyone who has helped make this garden club a smashing success again this year! You have all been so generous with your time, your help, your suggestions and your enthusiasm!!

The fun isn't over yet - now it's time to visit each other
to see the drama of summer unfold in our gardens!

Various Announcements:

Anyone who ordered berries from Bill Mercier can pick them up next Tuesday, May 29.
16 Aaron Avenue, Shad Bay

Please check our web site's 2012 Garden Tour page to see dates and times to visit member gardens.
The first specific date is this Sunday, don't miss out!!
Can we visit you too?
Just send a note to
We'll contact you for details.
This page will keep growing!!

Our site has a calendar of Upcoming Events.
All kinds of gardening events are coming up now!!
Please send any calendar additions
to Valerie at

Dont' forget, we have a Facebook Group!!
There is always a link to it in the site's menu.
It's a great place to stay connected,
share pics and make announcements.


Wishing you sunny skies and rain as needed!


Touring The Silver Gardens

Our members, Donna and John Silver open their spectacular acreage for touring when rhodos and azaleas around the ponds and woodland trails should be at their best!!

283 Brennan’s Road
(Parking along Brennan’s Road)

Sunday, May 27
Sunday, June 10
Sunday, June 17
1pm - 5pm

Food donations for the local food bank gratefully accepted.

Donna and John's garden began modestly in the 70’s on their beautiful property. Today the garden covers approximately 8 acres and includes a large spring fed pond with two bridges crossing over two small islands. On a large rock in the pond, a bronze frog sits eyeing a bejeweled dragonfly attached to aged iron bulrushes to add a touch of whimsy. Arbours enhance the natural beauty of flowering beds which overflow with a wide variety of perennials, annuals and bulbs. Each arbour is covered with its own flower – roses, clematis, honeysuckle, grape vines and wisteria. A stunning collection of more than 250 different rhododendrons and azaleas, assorted shrubs and specialty trees, such as the stewartia, catalpa and tulip tree add to the splendour. Following the garden paths alongside the ponds, you experience the reflective power of the water as well as the waterlilies themselves and other water and marginal plantings. And, no matter where you are within this garden paradise, you are surrounded by woodlands full of spruce, fir, maples and white birch as well as many native shrubs like the serviceberry, choke cherry, viburnum, rhodora and many more. Advancing up the gradual grade of the garden, the Silver’s have put in ‘roads’ which they have named after each of their three grand-daughters. John continues to manipulate the naturally fed streams into what some day may be a small waterfall feature. Most days however he is heavily involved in cutting up and cleaning up the windfall that has occurred and continues to occur since Hurricane Juan. This only adds to the fantastic view at the top of the garden which overlooks Shad Bay.

Jodi DeLong Visits Us Wed. May 23

Garden Club - Jodi DeLong Visits Us Wed. May 23

Please give some thought to our summer garden tour schedule.
What dates might be good for a few visitors to check out
what you're working on in your yard this year?
Should we coordinate with Hammonds Plains Garden Club?
Please bring your suggestions to the meeting...

Special Guest, Jodi DeLong

Wed. May 23

We're wrapping up the season with a very special guest.  Freelance writer, author, speaker and photographer, Jodi DeLong will be here to share her wealth of knowledge on trees, shrubs and perennials.

She will have copies of her beautiful book
available for purchase.

You can check out her web site at

As always, donations for our local food bank are gratefully accepted.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Save $7 on Scotts Expand ‘N Gro Soil

10% Discount at Terra Nova Landscaping, Hammonds Plains for NSAGC Members

Hi Folks, 

For those of you who have never been there, Terra Nova Landscaping & Garden Centre is located off the Hammonds Plains Road.  You can check them out at
They have knowledgeable staff that can answer many questions. 

Terra Nova Landscaping, is now now offering 10% discount on regular priced plant material, and contractors price on sod and bark mulch for pickup orders only with an NSAGC membership card. This was recently negotiated and will be added to the NSAGC website.


Garden Party & Eco-Auction

Sunday, June 10 (Noon – 3 PM, 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax)

Join us on Sunday, June 10th for the Ecology Action Centre’s 15th Annual Garden Party & Eco-Auction. Enjoy complementary refreshments and live music, while placing bids on your favorite eco-friendly items in the relaxed silent auction or the exciting live auction.

Additionally, you can go home with a lovely live potted-plant, or freshly home-baked goodies. The day will also include a chance to win a fabulous item for only $2 in our toonie raffle!

Items up for bid this year include gift certificates for accommodations at lovely local inns & resorts, beautiful pottery and art by local artists, as well as gift certificates from local businesses, and from EAC staff and volunteers, offering up everything from fly fishing lessons, to appliance energy audits!

We are pleased to welcome Special Guests, Canadian comedy icon Cathy Jones, as Auctioneer, Olga Milosevich, CBC Radio host and producer, as EMCEE, and musicians Jeff Torbert and Hausmusik

Tickets: $7 regular, $5 students/seniors/unwaged

The Ecology Action Centre has been working to build a healthier, more sustainable Nova Scotia since 1971. The Garden Party is the EAC's biggest annual fundraising event. All proceeds, including ticket sales and winning bids on auction items, go directly towards our core operations.

For more information or to purchase tickets online please visit,