The South Delta Garden Club
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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June 21st Speaker
Your Favourite Gardening Tool
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm
Change of Agenda for Tuesday, June 21 General Meeting
Due to illness on the part of our Speaker Megan Zeni, we will reschedule her presentation for the spring. Stay tuned to this page.
For the in-person meeting on Tuesday, June 21 the topic instead will be “Your Favourite Gardening Tool”
Think about your favourite gardening tool and why it’s your favourite. We’ll have time for five to six attendees to speak for a few minutes each and we’ll meet in person at the Church. When we invited members to talk on this topic in past, people went home with lots of tips and it was a fun evening.
The Club recognizes how important it is for meeting attendees to be able to socialize and with this in mind we’ll move to the Fellowship Hall after the business meeting portion and socialize over refreshments while we view the Show ‘n Share and magazine tables, and hold the raffle. There will also be a door prize for one lucky winner.
As usual, doors open at 7:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:30 and we wrap up around 9:00 p.m.
Do remember to bring garden flowers or veggies for the Show ‘n Share table, even if you need help identifying them. And bring along your own coffee/tea. Baked treats will be available.
Members, please wear your Club nametag and everyone should wear their mask except when speaking at the podium or eating/drinking. We ask that attendees be fully vaccinated. If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to someone with COVID, please skip this meeting.
Meeting location: Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594 54A Street, Ladner – entrance and parking around back.
Guests: Free entry this month. Everyone welcome!
See you Tuesday evening.
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.
Who has not celebrated the crocus bloom and rejoiced in the blush of early cherries? After the atmospheric river and two severe (for the lower mainland) cold snaps, the sight of early blooms is so cheering.
At this time of year a few minutes of gardening every day is much safer for you than a major marathon on the weekend.
Remember, we are a very significant living creature in the managed ecosystem we are striving to create. It can be hard to scale down our aspirations to a 70’ by 50’ suburban plot after viewing stately gardens, public flower beds and orchards on the hillside. But that is what we have to do.
Along with spring mulching on the mixed flower beds we must consider our own energy levels and budget. Features of our garden that once provided significant gratification can suddenly become burdensome. Plants that we took pride in regularly maintaining simply become overgrown or threadbare. We need to revise, edit and adapt. Easy words that must be turned into action.
As this year has been promoted as The Year of the Garden, consider the GARDENER. We have to do what we must to maintain our joy in our patch, whatever its size or constituent parts. Redesigning our beds, creating level walkways, installing hardier more floriferous perennials and selecting shrubs and trees that need less pruning should all be considered in our quest to achieve beauty but reduce the strain on ourselves, West Coast Seeds has excellent lawn substitutions. Positive results from effort reduction measures should increase the pleasure we derive from our time in the garden.
What is one change you have made to your garden that has pleased you? Our Club is the perfect place to discover what specific methods, products and plants work here. Cheers.