About NBHG

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!


The Executive Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss the ongoing activities of the Heritage Gardeners. 

*The ‘Education Chair’, ‘Sponsorship Chair’ and ‘Advisor’ positions are OPEN. Please contact heritage.gardeners@heritagenorthbay.com for information. 

Executive elections take place at the Annual Spring meeting. Please visit the volunteer tab for details on nominating Heritage Gardeners.

Meet the HG Executive Team…


Chair, Hariett Madigan

“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 2Past Chair, Wanda Wallace 

“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.” 

Corresponding & Recording Secretary, Carol-Ann DiBartolomeo

Design Team Chair, Bonnie Cappadocia

Advisor, Sue Buckle

Advisor, Damian MacSeain


Director, Jade Scognamillo
Email: heritage.gardeners@heritagenorthbay.com

Horticultural Coordinator, Carol Furlonger
Email: cfurlonger3700@gmail.com


@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.