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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  • The Summerland Ornamental Gardens was the highlight of our out-door events when visiting Summerland. The gardens were situated high on bench land. Spectacular views of the Okanagan Valley can be seen ...  more »
  • This beautiful park like setting is by donation, with no time limit. Pay attention on the highway so you don't miss the turn off that takes you high above the town of Summerland with majestic views of...  more »
  • A beautiful place to go and spend time just enjoying the peace & quiet, take a lunch and really relax.  more »