South Shore District Meeting

South Shore District Meeting

Four members of the Chester Garden Club (three of whom are shown above) attended the recent annual meeting of the South Shore District of the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC). The event, hosted by the Mahone Bay Garden Club, was held on September 19th and drew 30 delegates from among the eight clubs that make up the district.

The first part of the morning session was devoted to reports from each of the clubs and included a brief message from Brenda Hiltz, the NSAGC’s District representative. The reports were followed by an illustrated talk by Jill Covill of Bunchberry Nurseries, Upper Clements, who spoke about fall colour in gardens. After a tasty lunch provided by the host club, the delegates enjoyed a tour of selected local gardens.

Charles Berry, on behalf of the NSAGC, presented Brenda Garland, president of the Chester club, with a card of congratulations in honour of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Chester Garden Club. Brenda’s report highlighted a variety of activities undertaken by the club during the past year, and she stressed that, in addition to attaining the aims of increasing the number of members and contributing to the community, members “found time to enjoy our own gardens and very often that of our friends and neighbours.”

Two days later, Brenda was back in Chester chairing the monthly meeting of the Chester Club and welcoming Niki Jabbour as our guest speaker. Niki’s informative talk, about plants that add colour and interest to an autumn garden, gave members of the Chester club who had missed the District meeting a chance to learn about new varieties of old favourites.


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