Welcome To Our Garden Club
Celebrating 65 Years in 2017

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.

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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.

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Sept 19th Speaker

Gwen Odermatt 

Treasures of the Shade and Pond

Doors open at 7

Speaker begins at 7:30. 
Guests and New Members Always Welcome

Treasures of the Shade and Pond details the special plants in the shady areas of Gwen’s garden, why she selected them, and what about the plants she finds attractive. She will also look at the plantings around the her pond and their role in her garden.

Photo courtesy of That Bloomin Garden 

Gwen is a life-long gardener who, as a young child, was fascinated with plants and bugs. She became a discerning observer of how plants grow in harmony with other plants, insects and the diversity of the natural world. This led to a degree in science at the University of Alberta. 

For the last 20 years she has operated Petals and Butterflies, a farm nursery that specializes in growing plants that attract butterflies and other beneficial wildlife to gardens. 

The nursery offers an always interesting collection of rare and unusual ornamental plants that she sells via consignment; for example, her plants can be found in the perennial section of the VanDusen Plant Sale.

Gwen is on the Selection Committee for Great Plants Picks, teaches the Advanced Master Gardener Right Plant/Right Place course, is a member of the Vancouver Hardy Plant Group, and is a long-time member of the South Surrey Garden Club.

Her garden has been open for local, national, and international tours.

Gwen is a Langley resident, married to Paul, a mother of three, and a grandmother of five.

Gardening Stuff

July Gardening To Do list

By Angelika Hedley


Water, deadhead and mulch. 


Fall vegetables.

Spring annuals.

Take softwood cuttings.


Lightly prune heather and wisteria.

Prune hedges and espalier trees. 

Cut out flower/fruit wood of rambler roses and canes. 

Plant Health 

Powdery mildew does not affect plant production. 

Black spot - spray with skim milk mixture.

Water and fertilize as needed.

Mulch and top dress to suppress weeds.

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Garden Tour 2017

Secret Garden Tsawwassen

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 are available for sale to the public until June 24th at the following South Delta locations:

Harris Nurseryland

6508 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta

Sunnyside Nurseries

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. 

Fine Print

Ticket sales are cash only

No Children Under 12 please

No Pets

Rain or Shine