The South Delta Garden Club

Since 1952

The South Delta Garden Club meets the third Tuesday* of the month in Ladner. Meetings feature knowledgeable guest speakers, show and share, door prize, raffles, refreshments and the sharing of information in a positive social environment with local gardening enthusiasts. Membership $30 / year, Guest $10 per meeting

“Garden Dirt” Q&A’s - Virtual Meeting on the 2nd Friday of the month to ask questions and share knowledge.

Club activities include day tours, visits to club members' gardens, workshops, community projects, a summer picnic and Christmas party. Check out our Event's page for details.

*No meeting in July, Aug & Dec. Click Find Us for location details

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Jan 17th Speaker

All You Need to Know to Design, Build and Maintain Water Features in Your Garden

Chris Schmidt

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm

Whether your goal is to attract more pollinators, create a visually appealing focal point, a relaxing ambiance or even simply to block out noise, a water feature can offer both obvious and unexpected garden delights. In this presentation Chris discusses fountains, waterfalls, bubblers, ponds and streams and takes us on a journey from concept to completion and maintenance – the A to Zed of water features.

I started in the water feature industry 18 years ago in Edmonton. I learned the trade with a company called Water Works Ponds and worked with them for two full seasons. By the end of my time there I had progressed to Site Foreman, seeing jobs through to completion. I loved trying to recreate nature and I really enjoyed seeing projects take shape and making my clients happy. Others recognized my knack for building waterfalls and creating natural landscapes and I also had fun doing it. Along with a passion for the work came expertise and the confidence to launch a business of my own.

The next year I started Pristine Ponds and Water Features Ltd. and ran this company successfully for 11 years. In 2018 I sold it to a larger landscaping firm trading it for more security and less stress. This also allowed me to move into a more managerial and teaching role, a position for which I was now ready.

Most recently I moved back to the Lower Mainland to be close to family and to find a friendly working climate. I am now enjoying working for Second Generation Landscapes, adding my expertise to their team and being able to offer a high-quality water feature service while having access to interesting projects. I take pride in providing professional service and creating a superior product for clients.

Giving Back to the Community

SDGC's purpose is to promote the love of gardening, to protection and conservation of native trees, plants, and wildlife, and to work for the beautification of South Delta.

We actively maintain 3 public gardens to showcase our efforts. Members volunteer their time and plants, twice weekly. It's a friendly way to meet other members. We share our knowledge and skills while maintaining these gardens.

Each garden has a lead gardener to coordinate efforts. Join us; have fun digging in the dirt and learn as you go.

DSS Memorial Garden in memory of senior students who died in a tragic accident on Delta Port Way.

Delta Hospital Healing Garden, the inner courtyard beside the cafeteria

Delta Hospital's extended care wing Mountain View Manor's 3 gated patios and flagpole berm.

The Bees Need Your Help!!

Neonicotinoid pesticides are slowly killing bees. 75% of the world's honey is now contaminated with bee-killing pesticides.

Please educate yourself and make sure you are not part of the problem.

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