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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April 18th Speaker
The Drought-tolerant Herb Garden
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm
With our increasingly hot, dry summers many gardeners are aiming to reduce or even eliminate the need to water. Whether through xeriscaping (gardening with water conservation foremost in mind) or by choosing more drought-tolerant plants, we can reduce our reliance on irrigation and build more resilient gardens. Many herbs—particularly those of Mediterranean origin—are naturally drought tolerant. What’s more, they’re typically easy-care plants that attract pollinators and are useful in the kitchen or craft room. In this talk, we’ll look at a variety of drought-tolerant herbs as well as suitable companion plants with an eye to creating beautiful, more resilient gardens.
Andrea Bellamy is the author of two books on creating small-space edible gardens (the latest: Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots) and the gardener behind HeavyPetal.ca, a blog devoted to urban organic gardening. She was the garden columnist for Edible Vancouver for several years, winning a Silver Award of Achievement from the Garden Writers Association for her work. She has been gardening since childhood and has grown food on rooftops, balconies, boulevards, and patios, and in community garden beds, window boxes, traffic circles, and front and backyards. She lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and children, where she grows a wide range of edibles, native and woodland plants, as well as blooms for Small Patch Flowers.
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.
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.