Sunday, 31 May 2015

Grimsby Garden Club Plant Sale Success

Saturday, May 30th was a perfect day for the Grimsby Garden Club Plant Sale - sunny and warm.  There were lots of plants for those who came to buy.  Members dug plants from their gardens to share.  Wholesalers and retailers donated plants.  

We were very fortunate to have donations from our local wholesalers and retailers.  These make a big difference to the sale and help us raise money for our community endeavours. 

Thanks to the following:

Cole's Florist and Garden Centre
Freeman Herbs
Grandmothers to Grandmothers (Stephen Lewis Foundation) Grimsby Garden Tour ticket
Old Towne Gardens 
Ridgeview Garden Centre
Trillium Hill Greenhouses
Van Noort Bulb
Valleybrook Gardens
Vineland Nurseries 

Here's part of our Van Noort donation:



President Beth Sommers:



Our signs let people know we had received donations:




Liz Willson showing off the Cole's donation:


Freeman Herbs donated rosemary and basil.



One of our raffle winners. Lara, with her Trillium Hill Greenhouses stephanotis:



Friday, 29 May 2015

TOMORROW - May 30th - is our annual plant sale!



Today's the day to bring plants to the Senior Centre - Friday, May 29th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm so we can set up for tomorrow's 9:00am start.

We have amazing raffle prizes - a beautiful Japanese Maple, donated by Vineland Nurseries, a splendid Stephanotis donated by Trillium Hill, a ticket to the Grimsby Painted Ladies Garden Tour (Blooms for Africa) and more!  

We have herbs such as basil and rosemary.  We have some specialty iris and astilbes donated by Van Noort.

There are lots of ideas for your garden this year - we are looking forward to seeing you!



Monday, 11 May 2015

Our Plant Sale Is Coming - Saturday May 30 9:00am till sold out (noon)

If you are a Grimsby Garden Club member, you likely know that we are active in supporting and sponsoring activities that will beautify Grimsby gardens.  Our major fundraiser each year is the annual plant sale.  This year it is May 30th starting at 9:00am at the Senior Centre on Livingston Ave. We raise funds in order to sponsor garden-related activities in our community.  These include:


1  maintenance of the Elm Street bed and the Hospital Garden beds

2  sponsoring and planting the Town hanging baskets

3  scholarships for Grimsby high school students registered in a post-secondary horticultural program

4  monthly meetings and workshops with speakers and presenters

5  participation in events sponsored by the Ontario Horticultural Association

6  participation in Grimsby events (e.g.  annual Rotary Christmas Tree Display)

We depend on our members for the majority of plants and items from our members’ own gardens and tools sheds for garden-related items  (e.g. decorative pots and garden tools).  Please consider contributing something to the sale - it would be helpful if you could label your plants and note the flower colour.

Are you a member who has something to give to the sale?   We have a drop off location at Marilyn Cornwell's - 3 Sunnylea Cres AFTER May 17th and BEFORE Friday May 29th.

Or you can bring them to the Senior Centre on Friday, May 29th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.