The South Delta Garden Club
Established in 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 4th Monday 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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November 21st Speaker
Bringing Nature Inside - Holiday Arrangement
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm
André was born in South Africa to parents who lived and shared their love for flowers and gardening. His mother was an accomplished floral designer and his father had a nursery and flower shop in Pretoria. After living and working in Tel Aviv and London, André immigrated to Canada in the late 80s. While presently residing in what is left of rural Port Kells, his three grown children are all, as he says, “decidedly urban Canadians”. André is a keen gardener, church organist and choir director, and a contract floral designer.
He will speak on flower arranging and do a couple of arrangements to illustrate and elaborate on the key elements in design: composition, texture, colour, and contrast. He thinks that every delightful composition starts with a walk in a garden or forest. He appreciates that floral composition develops naturally and encourages individual spontaneous expression.
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.
Angelika Hedley writes, “Here is a very thorough, concise and clear article on autumn in our gardens from the Xerces Society.” Nesting & Overwintering Habitat for Pollinators and other Beneficial Insects.
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.