Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce (RGGB) is an organization which invites
gardeners of Grey and Bruce Counties to share their expertise and
enthusiasm for gardening by opening their gardens to visitors. Our
organization meets twice a year, publishes an annual brochure and
maintains this website, www.ruralgardens.ca, which features information
about all the gardens. New members are always welcome.
Vision of RGGB
To share the rare and diverse garden experiences of Grey and Bruce
We build and promote a network of gardeners committed to sharing
knowledge and enjoyment of gardening through Grey and Bruce Counties.
We invite members to select one of the following categories for their
gardens. Membership fees are based on this choice, however, any RGGB
members who have a PST registration pay a membership of $100, regardless
of the size of their gardens. These members might offer a retail outlet,
a Bed and Breakfast, production and/or sale of goods and plants,
gardening and landscaping or other services, etc. In the membership form
these members can still indicate the size of their gardens by circling
the letter of the appropriate category .
|A. Sharing Gardens
- Small gardens up to a
quarter of an acre or specialised plant collections(minimum
200 square feet).
- Visitors by appointment
or by chance
- Liability coverage
- Donation for entry
- Plant sales not
advertised in brochure
- Membership fee $25
B. Viewing/Touring Gardens
- Gardens up to one acre
- Open at least one day a
week for set hours as well as by appointment or by
- Guided tours of the
garden provided by the gardener if requested.
sales noted in brochure
C. Key Gardens
- Gardens of more than one
acre in size
- Open for set days and
- Liability coverage
- Washroom facility
- Provision for group
- Plant sales noted in
- Sale of garden products
and/or garden related services available
- Answering service for
- Admission fee/donation
- Email access
- Web page on the Rural
- Promotional materials
for the garden (eg individual brochures)
- Membership fee $100
For more information or a Membership
form please contact:
D. Associate Membership
This category is available to persons or
businesses who would like to support RGGB with their membership but who
do not necessarily offer a garden visit experience. Associate Membership
fee is $100. For more information or an Associate Membership form please
Annual meetings are the 3rd Wednesday in April and September, at 10:00 am
followed by a potluck lunch and plant auction.
The 2014 Fall
Meeting is Sept.24 at Keppel Croft Gardens #6.
Membership fees are due at the Fall Meeting of each year.
The Spring 2014 meeting
was held at Carpe Diem, Jane Dykstra’s garden near Clarksburg.
Members arrived with items for the auction and food for our pot luck
After our meeting we ventured outdoors for the auction.
Brenda Sutherland assisted Bill Loney in auctioning off plants,
bulbs, seeds, jam, pies, garden art, and eggs,
There’s always lots of laughter and often confusion during the
A delicious pot luck lunch brings the meeting to a close.
The deadline for inclusion in the
upcoming season’s brochure is November 1, 2015. Our annual brochure is
published in early winter and lists all the gardens with a description,
hours, services and contact information. Over 35,000 copies are
circulated throughout southwestern Ontario. Membership fees provide the
majority of the funding for the brochure. If you wish to join RGGB after
the brochure deadline your garden is still listed on our Website so
visitors can get information about your garden there.
Your garden information will be listed on
this website - www.ruralgardens.ca
The cost for inclusion on the RGGB website
is part of your membership fee. Your own website can be linked to our
website in your garden description.
If you do not have a website but would like
to have a webpage about your garden created for our website or photos
added to your listing then contact Wendy Holmes, our webmistress, who
offers members very reasonable service and very well designed webpages.
Wendy will bill you directly for her services. Contact her at 519 363 5656
here for RGGB member webpage information.
RGGB signs are available for posting at the entrance
to your garden. The new larger (16" x 16") two sided sign costs $25. They
are available from Karen Charron. See below for contact info.
We are always
delighted to welcome new gardeners to Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce
(RGGB). If you need any further information, please contact
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