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Grimsby Garden Club News Flash July 2015
by GGC Newsflash July 2015

Grimsby Garden Club Member Field Trip July 27 to Benchscape

Grimsby Garden Club Field Trip July 27 2015 to Benchscape
6:45pm– 8:00pm                 Benchscape - 3910 Mountain Street, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B2
8:00pm onwards                The Syndicate – 13 Mountain Street, Grimsby, ON L3M 3J7
Our Members' Field Trip this takes us to Benchscape - a stunning residential house located in Beamsville on three acres of property.  The house and garden is the design of the award-winning firm Lex Parker Design Consultants Ltd.  Lex will be in the garden for tours and questions. 
Stroll through the garden paths, enjoy the panoramic views, and visit with the two of the gardeners - Wendy Fletcher in the Vegetable Garden and Marilyn Cornwell in the Edible Flower and Herb Garden.
The gardens have many interesting structures, elements and features. At the entrance is a remarkable central feature - a bubble rock with the remains of the original tree root still clinging to the rock.  As one passes through the breezeway between the house and garage, the scenic vista opens up with exceptional panoramic views over the Lake to Toronto and Hamilton.  The north of the house has a series of inter-connected patios. A highlight is the black reflecting pond and waterfall that ripples down a black granite face.  
Casual stone steps and walkways lead down the hillside towards garden destinations - the trellis arbour, the fire pit, and the potting shed with vegetable garden.  The night garden features LED path lights and illumination throughout the garden.
We’ll conclude our evening at the Syndicate, 13 Mountain Street, Grimsby for drinks and snacks on the patio after 8:00pm.
Trillium Awards 
It is almost here...from July 20th to July 27th, member volunteers will be judging the area of town garden that is visible from the street. Winning gardens are based on curb appeal, colour, design and maintenance.  Extra points are given for "green" gardening practices.

We still need a few more judges and it only takes a few hours for a pair to judge each area. Call Mary at 905-309-9624.

The Trillium Awards recognize citizens who help foster pride in their neighborhoods with their gardening and landscaping efforts. The awards are presented by the mayor at the Town Hall in September. 

Garden & Heritage Tour July 18 @2:00pm - 9:00pm 
Our own Painted Ladies are on the tour for the Stephen Lewis Foundation presented by Blooms for Africa.  Tours of gardens, Grimsby Beach "Painted Ladies", Lakefront Parks, Museum, Historic Church & Cemetery. The GGC will have a booth. Drop in to the Pump House where we will be selling memberships and hosting a raffle with proceeds to the tour.  Sign up at the June meeting or call Mary at 905-309-9624 for garden art, baskets, stained glass, etc.  Tour tickets ($20.00) and information are available at 905-527-0470.  Tickets will be on sale at our June meeting.

Volunteer Appreciation Evening - August 31st 2015 7:00- 9:00pm

We appreciate our volunteers and acknowledge your contributions of effort and hours towards beautifying Grimsby gardens.  We invite our Volunteers to an evening of celebrating and socializing.  It will be at 3 Sunnylea Crescent, home and garden of Marilyn Cornwell,  The date is Monday, August 31st 7:00pm - 9:00pm.  Light snacks and drinks will be served. Please RSVP with Marilyn at 905-309-0306 or


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