and Visitors are welcome, but naturally, we encourage
guests and visitors to consider joining the club.
Membership Benefits include --
(a) the Members' Handbook - limited to 1 Handbook per Individual Membership or per Family Membership
(b) NSAGC Membership and NSAGC Newsletters
(c) NSAGC Membership Card which guarantees discounts on purchases
made at participating garden centres and nurseries in Nova
Scotia - to each and every person with Membership status.
(d) the opportunity to participate in Transplant, Perennial
and Houseplant exchanges
(e) the opportunity to purchase gardening materials which
may, from time to time, be available at preferential prices
as a result of bulk purchases made by the club
people and making friends with fellow gardeners
From our membership cards, we have learned some interesting
information. For example, 80% of our members have been gardening
for over 10 years. Whether this is in their own gardens or as
children we do not know. Although only five members have some
type of horticultural training, we do have 24 members who are
happy to be approached for advice on some aspects of gardening.
We have only two members who have been gardening for fewer than
At least sixty five of our members joined Valley Gardeners more
than five years ago and 17 have been members for over twenty
There are about equal numbers of gardens or properties described
as either rural or town and we have three members who do not
The card does not ask questions about the size of our gardens
or properties but we know from demographics and the age of our
members (we didn’t ask that either!) that there will probably
not be very many starting large new gardens.
Pot Plant and Container Gardening and Houseplants are apparently
an expanding market as is the demand for shrubs, and 31 of our
members gave Houseplants and Herbs as their focus in gardening.