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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September 19th Speaker
Stretching It Out! Extending the Growing Season
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm
There are always opportunities to make the most of extending the gardening season. Some tried and true ways to stretch it out include starting seeds indoors or keeping the thermometer mercury positive in winter using cold frames. At UBC Botanical Garden we use the above techniques as well as heated greenhouses, unheated houses, and a polyhouse, but our focus will be on low-tech options that are suitable for gardeners and homeowners. Lastly, we’ll touch on microclimates and how climate change is already extending our number of growing days in Metro Vancouver.
Allison Luke started out in horticulture in Victoria, The City of Gardens, in 2007 and has been in love with the industry ever since. Honing her skills in the private sector, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Queen Elizabeth Park, and then as head gardener at The Arbutus Club led her to her current position as the Principal Instructor of the Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden. Certified as a Red Seal Landscape Horticulturalist and ISA Certified Arborist, she teaches workshops and leads tours for the public, businesses, and garden clubs..
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.