PROBUS Club of Durham West

Garden Club

The Garden Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

We carpool from the Ajax McLean Community Centre leaving at 10:00 a.m. sharp!

We meet twice a year to plan outings and events, then we use the meeting time to go out and about as a group.

Our outings include visits to gardens, garden centres and local points of interest such as Guildwood, Edwards Gardens and Allan Gardens. 

Please check the Newsletter for the latest information.

Contact:  Sharon Fenn at   or
                 Sharon Jackson at



On September 5th, 10 Garden Club members visited Rosetta Gardens, located in Scarborough. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful gardens which were in full bloom, strolling along the paths through the many trees that provided shade (thank goodness!) on a very hot day with gorgeous views of Lake Ontario.

We were lucky enough to arrive in time for a Monarch butterfly tagging and release demonstration!

We met afterwards at the Black Dog Pub for a delicious lunch and mini meeting to discuss ideas for future outings.

We are looking forward to our October 3rd visit to Durham College for a tour of the gardens and greenhouses and information on the Biodigester and the “Living Wall.” We will then have a tour of the Culinary Lab Facilities including some historical information behind the beginnings of the college program.

We are looking forward to an interesting lunch at Bistro 67, prepared by, and served by, the students.


On Tuesday, August 1st, five members of the Garden group met and travelled to Bowmanville to see the sunflower fields at Braggs Sunflower Farm.

The fields were planted with paths throughout, almost like a maze. Very beautiful and with photo opportunities throughout.

The store had fresh eggs, just-dug potatoes, and many varieties of bird seeds, as well as their black-oiled sunflower seeds.

A beautiful day was enjoyed by all followed by a delicious lunch at "Yardbirds" (no pun intended) in Bowmanville.

We are looking forward to our September 5th visit to the beautiful Rosetta MacLean Gardens overlooking Lake Ontario in Scarborough followed by lunch at The Black Dog Pub!


The garden club did not meet in July.


The Probus Garden Club met for the first time in 2023 to plan outings for the remainder of the year.

Parkland Lifestyle Residences very kindly provided a meeting room for the group and an outing schedule was developed for every month of the remainder of the year, right up until December.

A very enjoyable first outing on June 13th was to Rekker's Garden Centre in Bowmanville with lunch following.



The Gardening Club will be inactive over the winter but will start up again next Spring.

See you then and stay safe.

August 13th - Visit to Chris Male's Garden

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