We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Ladner to hear invited speakers talk about a variety of topics that are of interest to gardeners in Ladner and Tsawwassen area. Between the speaker and the general meeting there is time to socialize, discuss gardening questions and check out the raffle table and plants brought in by members to show us what is growing now. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Meeting begins at 7:30pm.
Other events include the spring plant sale, day tours, member's garden tours, summer picnic, show and share, raffles, door prize and year-end dinner.
No meeting in July, Aug & Dec; Picnic in the summer and a couple of tours. There will be a Christmas Party in December. Regular meetings with a Speaker all other months.
President Vancouver Shade Garden Society
Perennials on the Shady Side
Doors open at 7 - Speaker begins at 7:30.
An Introduction to some shady characters for your garden, Chris will provide basic information about comparisons of shade and sun. He will then explore interesting and unique examples of shade loving plants from various groups of plants, including annuals, ferns, grasses, ground covers, vines, and perennials.
Chris will also provide copies of the Vancouver Shade Garden Society's Compendium of Shade Plants, which lists hundreds of examples of shade plants divided into the above-mentioned categories.
Until I moved to Vancouver in the early 90's, I was one of those people who managed to kill every plant they touched. But I attended a show of the BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society and was intrigued by fuchsia trees. This started me off on a journey of growing plants and being part of the Executive for seven years until 2002.
In January 2003. I decided to strike out on my own and founded the Vancouver Shade Garden Society, a more generalized shade gardening group. We now have about 35 members. I have been the President of the Society for most of its 13 years.
Working with the Society has been a continual learning experience and has taught me about so many interesting shade plants, not just the typical ferns and hosta. I'm always excited to be able to go out to other groups and clubs to spread the word about shade gardening.
Garden Classes Spring 2017
Club member, Angelika Hedley will be holding educational seminars.
For more information, check out our Events tab
Starting From Seed
Easy annuals to start from seed NOW
By Peg Keenleyside
In these last months of winter you are usually content to just curl up with a few garden magazines, flipping through, admiring all the lush displays of flowers and foliage and thinking how your own budget would never stretch that far.
But you’d be wrong! Click here to read more...
April Gardening To Do list
By Angelika Hedley
- Water esp. under eaves, evergreens if rainfall is low
- Compost unrotted perennials/vegetation once bees, ladybugs have emerged from hibernation
- bedders, summer bulbs, perennials, container plants
- winter heathers
- Feed spring flowers
- Water during morning
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Sunday June 25th will mark the first garden tour for the South Delta Garden Club in over a decade. We will welcome all avid gardeners and plant lovers to visit Boundary Bay, Ladner and Tsawwassen to wander through ten unique, private gardens.
As a bonus, tour-goers will have private access to the Secret Garden of Boundary Bay, a labour of love by one local resident. The garden has been described as 'so elegantly designed and cleverly planted that you would think it had been done by a team of professionals.'
Tickets will be available for sale to the public May 12 to June 24th at the following South Delta locations:
6508 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta
2300 56th Street, Delta
West Coast Seeds
4930 Elliot Street, Ladner
Ticket Purchase Day of Tour
Tickets will only be sold at Sunnyside Nurseries on the day of the tour Sunday June 25th for $20.
Ticket sales are cash only
No Children Under 12 please
Rain or Shine