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Wednesday March 4th, 2020 - 7.00 p.m.
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3-5 p.m. and 6.30-8 p.m.

Susan Day’s Garden

I can sum up my philosophy of gardening as: observe, do more of what works, it is pointless to argue with a plant, enrich the soil constantly, leave some mess, and try again next year. I hope to meet many fellow Garden Club Members on July 5.

It would be best if people were to park along Haywood, perhaps by Irwin Park School.  It is half a block walk to the Haywood entrance (back door entrance) which is right across from the Maple Leaf Garden Centre.

Clare Saadien’s Garden

On either side of the driveway is a ‘forest’ area being reclaimed with native shrubs and plants. The entry courtyard on the north side of the house is home to rhododendrons, shade and semi-shade plants. The rock bluff is on the sunny south side of the house. Meandering paths and many garden beds occur at different levels. The bluff face itself has been left in its natural state and it is covered by vegetation that varies with different seasons.

Comfortable shoes are essential as this is a lot with many ups and downs and the driveway is quite steep. There is a parking spot at the bottom of the driveway for someone who finds walking difficult. Balloons will mark the driveway entrance.

Lois Woolley’s Garden

Stonework paths lead through this expansive view property, terracing down to a lovely pond and arbour. Tons of unique perennials, flowering shrubs and a large veggie garden are tended by a passionate and knowledgeable gardener.

Between 3:00-4:00 p.m. visitors may have to walk the last little bit due to road work and it will be much easier to approach from 26th Street as it is flatter and there will be more parking. After 4:00 the road will certainly be open. This garden is worth the effort!
Members may wish to bring a “significant other” or friend and consider carpooling, especially for those members who may no longer be driving.

Please Note: Due to the nature of gardens on the North Shore, there is often uneven terrain to be navigated. Each person is responsible for being cautious as our club does not assume risk of injury. Enjoy the gardens but watch your step.