The orchard has been put to bed for the winter. However, we are still open for memorial or other donations. While there are no longer any trees to assign memorial plaques to, there are a number of large flowering shrubs available. You may wish one of these to act as a memorial for yourself or a loved one. There are spirea, potentilla, nine bark, honeysuckle, weigela, lilacs, Saskatoon bushes, barberry and a burning bush. Contact a member of the committee for more information on
the shrubs. Some will grow as large as any of the dwarf trees, and all play an important part in the
success of the orchard.
When making a donation to the orchard, you can receive an income tax receipt by going through the Town Office. Simply make your cheques payable to the Town of Rockglen, and a receipt will be provided. We thank all of the families who have given gifts to the orchard in memory of a family member. Please remember, there are many other items that can be donated. Each would be recognized with a plaque. In fact, we have put together a Christmas Wish List for Santa’s consideration – and yours!
1. A second bird bath
2. A bale of bark mulch
3. Vegetable seeds for the next children’s garden
4. 6 treated 2x4s, 16 feet long
5. A wooden bridge or treated wood for constructing same
6. Perennials for the butterfly garden
7. More members and volunteers