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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  • Great place to have a picnic and also weddings. Beautiful Gardens, Walking and Hiking you can walk out to see the Kettle Valley Train. 
  • The Ornamental Gardens of Summerland, surely must be amongst the very best of the large tree gardens in North America. It has a lovely history of excellent stewardship and a committed community from 1...  more »
  • 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 »