Courtyard Garden at the Valley Regional Hospital in
1993, Valley Gardeners established, and until the summer
of 2009 planted and maintained, the garden in the hospital
courtyard. It was Valley Gardeners' major contribution
to the community and served as a place to rest and reflect
for visitors, patients and staff who were in search
of a brief respite from the inevitable stresses of their
involvement in the Valley Regional Hospital.
Gerry Schofield Memorial Bursaries.
attending Kingstec Campus of the Nova Scotia Community
College and studying horticulture are eligible for one
of 3 bursaries awarded by Valley Gardeners each year.
One bursary is awarded in each section – the Nursery
and Landscape Program, the Greenhouse Program and the
Retail and Marketing Program.
Gardeners makes annual donations of books relating to
gardening to the Valley Regional Library. It also supports
the Annapolis Royal Historic Garden and Applewicks.
Members have acted as Judges for the Town of Wolfville
for the Christmas Lights Competition and for the gardens
entered in the Communities in Bloom contest.
recent years, Special Donations have been made for plantings
at Fidelis House, for a stone trough at the Nova Scotia
Agricultural College in Truro, and for the Peace Garden
at the Nova Scotia Community College, Kingstec Campus.