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Summerland Ornamental Gardens

4200 97 Highway South, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0, Canada
+1 250-494-6385
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Flowersand a view!

Beautiful location and grounds. Nice place to walk around and relax. The Trout gorge or something... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
delyn35
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Placerville, California
My in laws loved it!!!

Took my in laws out for a Sunday afternoon drive, pretty place high on the hillside and such... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
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Originally established in 1916 as part of the Federal Agricultural Research Station, now the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, the 6 hectare, 15-acre Summerland Ornamental Gardens expanse was designed to help new residents, many from the U.K. and other rainy climates, choose ornamental plants for their gardens that would be suitable for the dry Okanagan climate. In collaboration with Agriculture Canada, the site is maintained with help from the non-profit society, the Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens. As you stroll through the Gardens you will have views of Okanagan Lake, Giant's Head Mountain and the Trout Creek Trestle railroad bridge, an outstanding engineering feat constructed for the Kettle Valley Railway. Walk by the demonstration garden beds and learn principles of water-smart gardening with the diverse Welcome Garden, the Xeriscape Garden, the Cactus Garden, the Iris Beds, the Meadow, the Butterfly Garden, the shade gardens, and more. The gardens are open year round and the Friends of the Garden Society request a $5.00 per person donation.
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4200 97 Highway South, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location and grounds. Nice place to walk around and relax. The Trout gorge or something like that, is visible and the bridge. Take the steam train ride and you can go on the bridge!

Thank delyn35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my in laws out for a Sunday afternoon drive, pretty place high on the hillside and such beautifully tended gardens too!! They loved it and we will definitely go again.

Thank Sarah M
Summerland G, Chair at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed the gardens. The gardens change dramatically with the seasons and offer new experiences with each visit, do consider a regular visit if you are close by.

Reviewed 16 June 2017

A great place to stop for a stroll, a picnic or even a few hours with a good book. We will definitely return.

Thank lynnkriekle
Summerland G, Chair of Friends of the Gardens at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 from one side of the gardens. On the other side of the gardens is...More

Thank condu
Summerland G, Chair of Friends of the Gardens at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate hearing from our visitors.

Reviewed 12 May 2017

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 the valley. I would recommend bringing a blanket...More

Thank Terri L
Summerland G, Chair of Friends of the Gardens at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your tiem with us and hope you will return.

Reviewed 8 May 2017

A beautiful place to go and spend time just enjoying the peace & quiet, take a lunch and really relax.

Thank Diana P
Summerland G, Chair of Friends of the Gardens at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

And many more flowers now that summer is here! Please visit us again.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

This park is amazing, you could easily spend the entire day looking at the plants and not get enough.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends who had recommended the garden sale. It had been in my mind , I had seen the sign before. At last I was there. To my delight there was so so many variety of plants that I had been wanting...More

Thank Danyele L
Summerland G, Chair of Friends of the Gardens at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Do check our website each year for the dates of our annual sale. It is most often the first or second week in May.

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to have a picnic and also weddings. Beautiful Gardens, Walking and Hiking you can walk out to see the Kettle Valley Train.

Thank applevalley2015
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 1910 (?) onward. A treasure.

Thank Gordon C
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marlenem652
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Response from Summerland G | Property representative |
Our summer hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm seven days a week. There is no admission but we ask for a donation of a minimum of $5.00 which helps maintain the gardens and pay for our gardeners. I hope you will visit and enjoy... More
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