Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Summerland

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 60+ 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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • We visited in early September and enjoyed the colours of fall walking around the garden. The Bee's were busy on the flowers looking for pollen. Great place to spend a little time or lot of time wander...  read more »
  • We have visited the gardens 3 times this summer. Spent the whole day walking and picnicking and reading. 
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