Adelaide gwynne Vaughan

1907-1993

Adelaide Gwynne Vaughan was born to Welsh parents and lived almost all of her life in the house the Gwynne Vaughan Park Society preserves today.

"Gwynnie" was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardener and most of the heritage and specimen trees were either planted by her, or under her direction. As an active member of the Chilliwack Horticultural Society (now the Chilliwack Garden Club) she established an award for the best Narcissus in its annual Spring Show, and it is still awarded in her name.

She enjoyed a good game of bridge and was an expert badminton player.

After marrying in the early 50's, she and husband Sam Bateman lived in Saskatchewan for a few years before returning to Chilliwack where they lived in her old home, enjoying their garden and a wide range of friends.

Board Members 

2021

PRESIDENT                                                                  

VICE PRESIDENT

TREASURER/COMMUNICATIONS

SECRETARY

GROUNDS

COMMUNITY GARDENS

WEBSITE/SOCIAL MEDIA

Don Forbes

Joe Hirschman

Beth Gillespie

Debora Soutar

Jack Allen

Lisa Ballam

Lynne Goodwin

committees

 

MEMBERSHIP                                                             

PARK RESERVATIONS

HOUSE & BUILDINGS

PLANT SALE

Gordon Gillespie

Beth Gillespie, Lynne Goodwin

Don Forbes, Jack Allen, Lisa Ballam

Beth Gillespie, Jack Allen, Lynne Goodwin, Debora Soutar

PHOTOGRAPHER

THANKS to 

SUSAN MILNER

for all of the beautiful

pictures she has taken of

the Park and shared with us

Friends Of The Park

Friends of the Park was formed in 2003 by Ken Wilson (former chief horticulturalist for Parks Canada in Ottawa), when it became clear that the Spring and Fall work days could not meet the maintenance requirements for the Park.

Linda Carabetta led Friends of the Park from 2006 until 2008, when Barb Thorkelson assumed a leadership role in the planning, designing, maintenance and expansion of the garden beds.

“Friends” meets every Tuesday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 March to October, followed by coffee and socialising. Turnout varies every week, with anywhere from 8 to 20 gardeners. 

To join this friendly group of keen gardeners just show up at the Park any Tuesday morning! For more information just contact us.