A Bit of Bio

Laura Besaw, founder and owner of Meguma Meadows, inherited her green thumb though her Mother and Grandfather. Raised in Antigonish, NS in a family of five children she followed her youngest brother Stephen, of HoneyTree Farm and Orchard to the South Shore in 2016.

Always interested in plants, particularly edibles, she learned horticulture while working at Pleasant Valley Nurseries in Antigonish. The many, many teachers along her horticultural path include most recently Barbara Jewell of Island Meadow Farms in York PEI where she apprenticed in 2019.

Specializing in specialty cut flower crops grown using natural methods, Meguma Meadows aims to provide high quality, local flowers to the Nova Scotian market. Located in Conquerall Mills on the South Shore, we believe in doing what we love while promoting and collaborating with other small, community supported businesses.

Inspired by the SlowFlowers movement founded by Debra Prenzing we aim to connect people with the beauty of the natural world and promote local agriculture. We deem it unnecessary to ship flowers internationally that have been infused with preservatives and grown with chemicals when we can produce beautiful, healthier flowers at home.

We believe the health benefits of both growing and enjoying plants and flowers to be limitless.

We love what we do and cherish the plants we grow. We know this translates to the plants and ultimately to you. 

Discover the beauty of flowers and remember to enjoy.

Why Meguma?

Meguma is the term for the

geological make-up which forms the southern part of Nova Scotia where the farm is located.

It was orignally part of Africa and smashed into Avalon, the original land mass of North America,

many years ago.