The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are dedicated to developing a year-round, community-based, educational, horticultural, and environmental program focusing on waterfront beautification.

Primarily a volunteer gardening organization with a focus on horticultural and environmental education. The Heritage Gardeners are a local organization with over 300 volunteer gardeners who maintain and enhance the ornamental gardens along the waterfront. New volunteers are always welcome; no gardening experience required! FREE education sessions are offered to grow your gardening knowledge.

The gardening season runs from May to October each year, kicking off with a spring community cleanup in May and finishing by planting bulbs in October. Volunteers are placed in teams along the waterfront and garden under the guidance of a Team Leader. A Guest Gardener program is available for occasional gardeners. Teams typically spend 1-2 hours per week maintaining their garden bed.

For more information, sign up for Heritage Gardeners’ seasonal Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/uj0MH . The Newsletter contains information and updates on the Heritage Gardeners program, upcoming events and local news. Follow the Heritage Gardeners on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @NBHGardeners. 



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Jade Scognamillo, Executive Director 
E: heritage.gardeners@heritagenorthbay.com




DSC_0199 Jordyn Wilks, Community Outreach Intern

(1 year contract through NOHFC)

E: jwilksnbhg@gmail.com


HariettHariett Madigan, Chair

“I have watched this volunteer organization evolve for 20 years under the guidance of the executive members.  The Heritage Gardeners organization has been a highlight in my life! We meet 10 times a year, and also meet for occasional dinners and socials.   I’ve enjoyed the company and learned from such wise, thoughtful and community-minded women.  I highly recommend getting involved at the executive level…”

Wanda2012 2Wanda Wallace, Past Chair

“I love beauty and I am proud to play a small part in the beautification of North Bay’s waterfront.  It is important to continue to enhance the gift of North Bay’s waterfront. I have been Team Leader of Bed #4 for 20 years. It is a joy to work every Monday evening with our volunteer team.  They are amazing! The Executive team is another very important component on the success of the Heritage Gardening program.   It is not an onerous task and I have been co-chair twice and held other positions over the period of 20 years. I honestly have gained more than I have given to the Heritage Gardener organization.  Previous gardening experience is not a prerequisite since there are many learning opportunities available.”

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Carol-Ann DiBartolomeo,

Recording and Corresponding Secretary



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Design Team Chair, Bonnie Cappadocia


Mel's Photo                          Education Chair, Melanie Alkins (welcomed in 2019!)

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Sponsorship Chair, Sue Buckle 




@DiscoveryNorthBay (formerly The North Bay Area Museum), The Heritage Railway & Carousel Co. and The North Bay Heritage Gardeners formed Heritage North Bay, a predominantly volunteer-based organization with the goal of caring for our Waterfront and rail land / park developments.