Summerland B.C. Ornamental Gardens is located at the Pacific Agri-food Research Station. The garden is an education complex specializing in Xeriscape water-smart gardening of low water consumption plants.
The 15 acre Ornamental Garden was created in 1916. The landscape of the garden includes large grass lawns, clusters of trees and many garden plots. The garden environment is rich in floral scents and shades of blue, yellow, red and orange.
The garden is operated by a society of volunteers. The volunteers conduct research seeking out various methods of reducing stress on the worlds water supply by researching alternative methods to reducing water consumption by plants.
Each plant is marked with descriptions and details. The paths in the park provide visitors an opportunity to explore the various plants in the garden at a leisurely pace.
There is a main gathering area near the historical building on the park grounds with rock formations and steps to an arbor. It is a popular gathering place for weddings and special occasions.
Ornamental Gardens, Summerland B.C.,Okanagan Valley
How To Get To: Summerland Ornamental GardensThe gardens are located south of the community of Summerland on the Pacific Agricultural Research grounds located on Hwy #97.