Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Summerland

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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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  • Walked the entire garden and enjoyed the peace and solitude. lots of native plants to see. old growth trees.Very well groomed and natural areas. Restrooms, water.  more »
  • Very lovely place, but not the best. I recommend if you want to go to walk down through the trees to the trail alone the canyon/fence. The grass was prickly and poking through my shoes when we tried t...  more »
  • This is a great place for a quick visit, or for a leisurely long stop. In one place you can see the railway line. There are different types of garden to wander through. There is no charge.  more »

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