White Rock & District Garden Club Events & Calendar

 

Share What You Know - Show What You Grow!

 

Here at White Rock Garden Club, we get excited about everything to do with flowers and gardening. We regularly host featured speakers, have Parlour Shows, go on group excursions, enjoy socializing with our fellow members and generally have a great time sharing through growing.

 

Please browse through our Calendar of Events and join us - we always welcome visitors and new members! Or scroll down and see some of the photos from Past Events.

 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

loading...

For more details on dates, times and locations please refer to the calendar above.

 

Guest Welcome!

Find out more about joining us as a guest here...White Rock Garden Club Information Brochure for Guests

 

Speakers:

We have guest speakers 4 times per year, usually in February, March, Oct and Nov with a floral workshop once or twice during the year.

 

  • Christine Allen - "The Chosen Few"
  • Amanda Jarrett
  • Gwen Oddermatt
  • Master Gardeners from Sun Yet Sen Gardens

 

Members Garden Tours:

 

Shows:

 

See show schedule guidelines and print entry forms here

 

 

Garden Stuff/Plant Sale

  • At each in person meeting, our garden stuff table accepts donations from our members to recycle re-gift and reduce. "stuff" you had in your yard such as plants, tools, decorative pots, hangers, planters, feeders etc. Or "stuff" you once enjoyed while relaxing in your garden; wine glasses, books, puzzles, candles, cushions, crafts, hats?  Anything you are tired of, wanting to change, or just pass on to a fellow gardener. 100% of funds are contributed to White Rock Garden Club. Some themes that have become popular...the January Jewelry Sale, February Hearts and Flowers, March gardening tools and books, April - Easter baskets and dahlias, May - Tomatoes and Mothers’ Day, October - Halloween decor and summer produce, November - gearing up for Christmas, porch pots and wreaths, December - Hostess Gifts and houseplants.
  • Annual Spring Plant Sale - The Saturday before Mother’s Day, usually the second Saturday in May - Annual Plant & Bake Sale featuring seasonal and unique plants, hanging baskets, hostas, dahlias, veggies, herbs & shrubs, Garden Decor &  Gardening Books, homemade baked goods and floral arrangements perfect for Mother’s Day, Door Prizes, coffee, tea and lots of goodies! Click here for more details on our Annual Spring Plant Sale

 

 

Annual Events:

  • January we start the New Year with a Potluck Luncheon.
  • May is the Plant and Bake Sale.
  • June is a group bus trip to see some fabulous gardens.
  • December an AGM & Christmas Party is a festive celebration with refreshments and seasonal entertainment

 

 

White Rock Garden Club Event Gallery

 

White Rock & District Garden Club Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Over the summer in 2022 White Rock & District Garden Club celebrated our 75th Anniversary! Since 1947 we have been Sharing What We Know and Showing What We Grow! The celebration was held at Cranley Hall with guest speakers including the Mayor and local MPs.

 

White Rock & District Garden Club Celebrates 75th Anniverary

White Rock & District Garden Club 75th Anniverary Planning Committee 75th Anniversary Celebrations with Happy Club members enjoying the beautiful day!

75th Anniverary - Members viewing the history and trophy table

75th Anniverary - 60+ Members attended a buffet lunch

75th Anniverary - Floral Circle Ladies' floral arrangements on each table 75th Anniverary - Floral Circle Ladies' floral arrangements on each table

 

Download the PDF of the 75th Anniversary Celebrations here...

 

Plant Sale 2022:

The Annual Plant Sale was held once again the Saturday before Mothers' Day at Ocean Park Hall. The Flower Market with their beautiful bouquets for Moms sold out.  The Bakery had their highest sales ever and featured jars and jars of orange marmalade.  Hanging Baskets were gone in a flash.  The cashiers kept smiling as cartloads of plants and Garden Stuff disappeared from the tables and were delivered to waiting cars.  A draw was held for donated items that winners were tickled pink to receive.  A great turn out of members helped set up, sell and answer questions from local gardeners.

 

White Rock Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 2022 White Rock Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 2022

 

Plant Sale 2021:

Another Covid-19 Plant sale that was changed to a Members Only sale to ensure social distancing and proper protocols were followed.  A Catalogue was created from members’ donated plants.  Email orders were taken from the plants grown and donated by the WRGC and the North Surrey Garden Club Members.  Plants were dropped off at the Ocean Park Hall  early in the morning and members were given a time to pick up their purchases later in the day. The 2021 plant sale was a great success!

 

White Rock Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 2021 White Rock Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 2021

 

 

Garden Tours for Club Members:

Garden Tours 2022

 

August 2022 - More than 30 people attended the members’ garden tour on Tues. August 22.Such an enjoyable day for all!

 

Starting at Sharon Stanley’s beautiful, closely knit property.  Absolutely full of blooms everywhere you look, with little signs and surprises peeking out between.

 

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Sharon's special garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Sharon's special garden

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Sharon's special garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Sharon's special garden

 

Then we were off to Pat Yorke’s wonderful selection of favourites, and so neatly planted, every one equally important. Lots of questions asked here. Everyone wanted a cutting of her beautiful Rose of Sharon.

 

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Pat's wonderful selection of favourites White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Pat's wonderful selection of favourites

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Pat's wonderful selection of favourites White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Pat's wonderful selection of favourites

 

Then it was time for lunch, so off we went to Hilary Callihoo’s for a tour of her “junk”, but we all agreed when it is put to such interesting use, it isn’t junk anymore. Hilary has a wonderful way of introducing each surprise. The garden here was lovely, and friendly, with several residents coming to greet us and have a chat. We enjoyed our lunch sitting in the shade, and relaxing

 

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Hilary's lunch tour White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Hilary's lunch tour

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Hilary's lunch tour White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Hilary's lunch tour

 

Then off to Margrit Elmiger-Isert’s very full and very tidy garden.  So much beauty all in one small space! We heard a lot of “Oh, what is this?” and, “Could you please give me a little bit of that one?”  The highlight was the beautifully pruned wisteria vine (not allowed to climb on the fence).

 

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Margrit's very full and tidy garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Margrit's very full and tidy garden

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Margrit's very full and tidy garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - Margrit's very full and tidy garden

 

Then the hale and hearty began the trek up the 100 steps to see John and Eileen Davidson’s neat, colourful garden, from bottom to top. What a place to enjoy nature and relax!  And relax we did, with food and drink from the host and hostess with the mostess!

 

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - John & Eileen's colourful garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - John & Eileen's colourful garden

White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - John & Eileen's colourful garden White Rock Garden Club - Garden Tours for Members - John & Eileen's colourful garden

 

 

Garden Tours 2021

 

July 8, 2021 - Visit to Joyce O'Brien's neat and tidy and very private garden.  Lovely covered patio with conversational seating areas, colourful hanging baskets, and whimsical birds.

 

 

June 24, 2021 - a visit to Fran and Joe Deptuck's garden in Langley, where the blueberries and cherries were forming, and the kiwis, the delphiniums, the wonderfully smelly voodoo lily, lush hanging planters.  There were peas, carrots, cabbages, broccoli, tomatoes, raspberries, squash and to top it all - acres of grapes.  And we got to sample last year's picking - their own wine, yummy!

 

 

June 16, 2021 - Visit to Melanie and Phil Rantucci's garden in White Rock. Spacious area, variety of perennials, roses, quince, fig tree, even a Palm tree.  A riverbed with various ornaments makes the garden interesting.  A lovely sitting area.

 

 

 

 

Spring Plant Sale 2020:

Due to Covid-19, our Plant Sale was changed to a Members Only plant sale to ensure social distancing and proper protocols . Email orders were taken from plants grown and donated by WRGC Members with curbside drop off and pickup.

 

 

 

Christmas Spirit 2019:

This Christmas we sponsored a workshop to create beautiful Christmas arrangements that were then donated to the Senior Come Share Society - a whopping 220 arrangements were created to brighten up the season for our local Seniors.

 

White Rock Garden Club makes 220 Christmas Arrangements for the Senior Come Share Society White Rock Garden Club makes 220 Christmas Arrangements for the Senior Come Share Society

White Rock Garden Club makes 220 Christmas Arrangements for the Senior Come Share Society

White Rock Garden Club makes 220 Christmas Arrangements for the Senior Come Share Society White Rock Garden Club's Annual Christmas Party Fun and Games

White Rock Garden Club's Annual Christmas Party Fun and Games

 

 

Fall Fun 2019:

It's Fall Y'all!! Having fun with the crew making scarecrows.

 

The White Rock Garden Club's Fall Scarecrow Making Event in South Surrey The White Rock Garden Club's Fall Scarecrow Making Event in South Surrey

The White Rock Garden Club's Fall Scarecrow Making Event in South Surrey The White Rock Garden Club's Fall Scarecrow Making Event in South Surrey

 

 

 

Bee Happy Picnic July 2019

Laughter and games in a beautiful garden setting as members enjoyed a summer picnic with the bees at Donna Lawson’s highlighted with live music and an excellent speaker. Kevin Thomson told us about bees, their lives and how to help them survive in challenging times.

 

The White Rock Garden Club's Bee Happy Picnic The White Rock Garden Club's Bee Happy Picnic The White Rock Garden Club's Bee Happy Picnic The White Rock Garden Club's Bee Happy Picnic with guest speaker Kevin Thomson

 

Bus trip to Nitobe Memorial Garden & UBC Botanical Gardens June 2019

Our excellent tour of these gardens was enhanced by the knowledgeable guides. Members learned the history of the Nitobe and its special place in the Vancouver landscape and developed an appreciation for the dedicated horticulturists endeavouring to preserve native species at UBC.

 

The White Rock Garden Club Visits the Nitobe Memorial Garden & UBC Botanical Gardens June 2019 The White Rock Garden Club Visits the Nitobe Memorial Garden & UBC Botanical Gardens June 2019

 

Plant & Bake Sale:

Our annual Plant & Bake Sale is held the Saturday before Mother's Day in May. This is our biggest fund-raising event and most members participate by donating plants or baking, helping to organize or volunteering for the day. It is a great opportunity to purchase plants at reasonable prices, buy homemade baked goods and obtain a floral arrangement for Mother’s Day. Children’s size bouquets are available too.

 

The White Rock Garden Club's Plant & Bake Sales The White Rock Garden Club's Plant & Bake Sales

 

Annual General Meeting & Christmas Party:

Our Annual General Meeting and election of officers is held in December in conjunction with our Christmas Party. The afternoon event includes seasonal entertainment and refreshment plus some fun activities.

 

The White Rock Garden Club's Annual General Meeting & Christmas Party Event The White Rock Garden Club's Annual General Meeting & Christmas Party Event

 

 

Potluck Lunch:

A regular January event has been our potluck lunch. All members contribute a dish to help us celebrate an incoming new Executive and get started on a new year of activities.

 

The White Rock Garden Club's Annual Potluck Lunch Event The White Rock Garden Club's Annual Potluck Lunch Event

 

 

 

Come Join the Fun!! New Members are Always Welcome at the White Rock Garden Club. Become a Member Today!

 

Contact Us

 

White Rock & District Garden Club WRDGC

Meetings Held at: 2141 Cranley Dr., Surrey BC, V4A 5K3

 

Copyright © White Rock & District Garden Club 2018–

White Rock Garden Club makes 220 Christmas Arrangements for the Senior Come Share Society

White Rock Garden Club's Annual Christmas Party Fun and Games