Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2015 was an outstanding success! Thanks goes to all our customers, vendors, volunteers, speakers and sponsors. Without you this event would not have become the magical day that it did. A big thanks goes to our partner the Corporation of Delta and the parks department for helping us with all the logistics and trusting us to bring the community the very best of Seedy Saturdays
From seeds to plants and garden tools, we had vendors selling everything for your garden. I was amazed that we fit everyone into the Harris barn but it worked out perfectly.We noticed areas we will be improving on next year. We certainly did not expect to have almost 900 people come through the doors so parking wasn't easy. We have already come up with a solution for next year. The Harris barn was definitely a wonderful venue. The weather was bright and sunny but cool but that didn't stop the eager gardeners from coming.
Darlene Tanaka from Bernadin
The presentations were great. Pictured here is Darlene Tanaka talking about canning for beginners. We had Brian Minter and Thomas Hobbs as our key speakers on Saturday and the ladies from Botanus on Sunday. There was so much to learn from all of them.
Ladner Seedy Saturday & Garden Expo 2015
I took this photo as the vendors started to replenish their booth before the doors opened on Sunday. It was so quiet. Once the door was opened a steady stream of people filled the room.
To me Seedy Saturdays are about seeds. We were lucky to have so many great seed companies attend our event. Above is Rupert from Salt Spring Seeds talking to a customer. I love looking for heirloom seeds that have a story to them. I try to grow some of the older types of seeds like the ones my grandmother grew in her garden. If we don't they will disappear.
Evergreen Garden Club
The local Evergreen Garden club attended as well and gave away garden magazines. It was a great day and we are already planning for next year. I have to end with this cute line from one of our vendors who said,"I have never been to a winter market where I sold all my product. Its a salesman's nightmare and it happened today." Luckily for him it didn't happen until Sunday afternoon. As two vendors left, they asked if they could book in for next year. I smiled and thanked them for coming. It was too soon to think about a date so far ahead but we will set a date in the next couple of weeks.
Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2020 returns on March 7, 2020. Join us as we enter a new garden season full of hope and promise. After all the rain we've had we need a few flowers and vegetables in our gardens. The event runs from 10:00am-3:00pm at the All Saints Anglican Church at 4755 Arthur drive in Ladner,BC. Our ever popular seed swap returns so bring your seeds to trade for something else. Be sure to package your seeds in paper envelopes and that the seeds are clean before packing. Our vendors are filling the hall quickly and will have an array of plant related goods for sale. From seeds to plants and garden decor there will be something for everyone. Admission is by donation. Please help us continue to grow food for charitable organizations. As all gardeners know, soil and seed comes with a price and this event is our only fundraiser. Over the last few year the Ladner Community Garden has grown and donated vegetables to the All Saints Church monthly community m
Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo is back. Our annual event will be held on March 2, 2019 at the All Saints Anglican Church located at 4755 Arthur drive in Ladner. Admission is by donation. We are still accepting vendor registrations for our event. If you have plants, seeds or other garden related products leave a comment below or email me at deltagardener at dccnet.com. This event is a fundraiser for the Ladner Community Garden so we can keep growing for local charities. Have you thought about growing a row of vegetables for the hungry? Its a wonderful way to give back to your community. Above is our harvest of turnips being hosed off before dropping them off to a local church. At our event you will be able to learn from garden speakers Amanda Jarrett and Kristin Crouch. Amanda will be planting up vegetables in containers so this will appeal to people who love to garden but have limited space. Kristin Crouch will go over how to grow herbs for your garden. Learn ho
Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2017 is only 18 days away. We are finalizing tables and seating with the Ladner United Church, our host this year. Wait until you see our new venue, its stunning inside with room for everyone. There will be lots of seating for our speakers so no rush to get in early. I look forward to meeting some of our new vendors. Below is a list of the vendors we have coming this year. Wild Ginger Designs Salt Spring Seeds West Coast Seeds Tropic to Tropic South Delta Garden Club Kurtis's Photo Cards J & J Enterprises-More plants! Succulent Avenue Bartlett Tree Experts Corporation of Delta Engineering Vancouver Master Gardeners Westham Island Herb Farm Local Kiwi by D Y-Grip Tools Linda's Garden Collectibles Don't forget the seed swap. It will be located in the main hall with the vendors. Bring your seeds to trade. Be sure to mark the seed packages with name of plant, when the seed was harvested, colour, height, num