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History and Mission

In 1993, a small group of friends met to form a social club to share their interest and knowledge in gardening.  They quickly realized that there were numerous activities and projects that they could engage in that would also enhance the gardening beauty of their community. Founding members Jayne Gladwyn, Bea Renton and Jenny Sandison were instrumental in getting our club off to a good start.

In 1995, the club joined the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs and remains a member to today.

In 1996, the Lunenburg and Area Garden Club Society was incorporated under the Nova Scotia Societies Act.

In 1998, the Demone Heritage Garden was created.  

In ????, the Rous' Brook Heritage Garden was created and a birdbath presented to the Town of Lunenburg.

In 1999, the Town Of Lunenburg was awarded top honours in the National Communities in Bloom Competition as Canada's most beautiful small town. This was a tremendous honour for the town and for our club and was only possible by the contribution of many, many volunteers.

In 2003, a 250th Anniversary of the Town of Lunenburg garden was established with flowers native to Nova Scotia.

Today, the Lunenburg and Area Garden Club encourages the planting of native trees and flowers, promotes the conservation of natural resources, and furthers civic plantings and landscaping.

The following is an excerpt from the club's history, written by Jayne Gladwin (date unknown):

"The Lunenburg and Area Garden Club was established in 1993 and was incorporated as a society in 1996.  Interest in gardening in the Lunenburg area is strong as evidenced by the large and diverse group of gardeners who make up the club. With over thirty members, from novice to landscape designer, the club provides members with an opportunity to exchange their experiences of gardening in various locales: town and rural properties or rocky seaside and windswept sites. As well members have areas of special interest as diverse as their gardens: roses, herbs, flower arrangements and landscape design......A history of the club would be incomplete without an expression of thanks to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and the Town of Lunenburg for their on-going support of the Lunenburg and Area Garden Club Society.  This support and continued strong membership bodes well that interest and activity in gardening will continue to flourish in the Lunenburg area for many years to come."