Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Summerland
(4.6/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
On the hills overlooking spectacular Lake Okanagan, the Summerland Ornamental Gardens were founded in 1916 as part of the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre. The Research Centre and Gardens were developed to assist pioneer orchardists in the wilderness of the Okanagan Valley to grow fruit, as well as trees and flowers for their home gardens. In 1991, a local group of citizens formed the Friends of the Research Station Gardens Society to work in collaboration with Agriculture Canada to maintain the gardens. The Friends of the Gardens society raises funds to pay gardeners and sponsor public workshops and programs. Summerland Ornamental Gardens is a showpiece of gardening possibilities and options in the Okanagan Valley for local residents and visitors.
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  • Beautiful botanical garden. always in bloom since they plan for different seasons. They also do research up here. Last time I strolled around the gorgeous grounds , it was free. Donations accepted. We...  more »
  • This 15 acre garden is a beautiful example of ornamental horticulture. The spacious. sprawling lawn has the look of an estate garden. A stroll through the garden gives a view of the Okanagan Lake and ...  more »
  • We've had several family picnic events at the gardens and it is perfect. There is a gazebo which you can reserve for a small fee which provides shade from the sun or rain. Counter space for preparing ...  more »