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.

NEW: “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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Membership $30 / year

June 15th Speaker

Jason Croutch

Saving and Sharing Garden-Worthy Roses

Virtual Doors open at 7:20 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm

Jason will introduce some of his favorite endangered roses - and show how individual gardeners can play a vital role in preserving uncommon roses for future generations. Propagation demo as time permits.

Jason Croutch is the owner of Fraser Valley Rose Farm, a nursery specializing in those unique, hard-to-find, and historical varieties of roses that are no longer readily available on the market. Jason attended the Kwantlen Polytechnic University greenhouse production program, and then joined Valleybrook Gardens as a grower of perennials, herbs, veggies and a wide variety of other crops. Jason is also quite active on Youtube, producing videos aimed at inspiring and sharing knowledge with backyard growers, budding rosarians, and garden enthusiasts of all kinds.

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 DeltaPort 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.

More Info

Monthly TO DO

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Club members, see your News in Bloom monthly newsletter for up to date information and more things to do.

June Speaker Recap

Jason Croutch

Saving and Sharing Garden-Worthy Roses

By Heather Fayers

Jason Crouch spoke on Preserving Old Garden and Garden Worthy Roses at our June 11 Zoom meeting.

As expected, Jason, an experienced videographer, delivered a well received talk on his favourite old garden roses, and newer roses that have been taken out of commercial production. He explained that the demands of colour schemes for weddings, houses, and garden design have resulted in the creation of newer roses in different colour ways and blooming habits from many of the centuries old Gallicas, Albas and Bourbon roses.

Think of the roses recommended by Jessica Clark in November last year, 'Playa' and 'Quick Sand'. Improved disease resistance and the desire for consistent reblooming have caused many older, stalwart performers who bloom in shades of purple, pink and white, to fall out of production.

Jason suggested 'Rose De Rescht', 'Jacques Cartier', 'Sophie's Perpetual' as being smaller varieties. 'Betty Will', 'Chloris', 'Buff Beauty', 'Ballerina', and 'The Fairy' can thrive in less than 6 hours of sun and dappled shade. He also demonstrated how to take cuttings of roses now.

Club members see NIB for more.

Below: Rosa 'Peace'