Adelaide gwynne Vaughan
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 & Committee Members
Don Forbes President, Community garden
Dan Coulter Vice President, Communications,
Beth Gillespie Treasurer, Park Bookings
Jack Allen House and Buildings
Lynne Goodwin Newsletter, Social Media
Barbara Thorkelson Past President, Friends of the Park
Membership: Gordon Gillespie, Beth Gillespie
Plant Sale: Beth Gillespie, Dan Coulter, Lynne Goodwin & Jack Allen
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.