Summerland Ornamental Gardens, Summerland
(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.
Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Summerland Ornamental Gardens by using our Summerland trip builder.
Source
Create a full Summerland itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Summerland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »