Summerland Ornamental Gardens

While Agriculture Canada owns the land and buildings, and provides a base level of maintenance and support for this historic garden, the Friends of the Garden Society is responsible for enhancing the garden experience, educating the public and promoting the gardens to the community.

Friends of the Gardens were formed to fulfill the following objectives:

1. Preserve, protect and enhance the Ornamental Gardens and increase public enjoyment.

2. Educate the public in ornamental horticulture and effective water use, by demonstrating the range of plants species and water requirements possible in the Okanagan area.

3. Cooperate with other horticultural related agencies, organizations and businesses, to test new and unfamiliar ornamental plants to expand the range of horticulture material available in the Okanagan area.

4. Promote and advertise to develop the gardens into a recognized tourist attraction.

5. Promote a broad community awareness and appreciation for the importance of ornamental horticulture, natural and man-made landscapes and heritage preservation in our communities.

6. Conduct fund-raising to support these objectives.

Summerland Ornamental Gardens
The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre
4200 Highway 97
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
Bookings for special events (weddings, large picnics at the Friendship Plaza or Gazebo): Please contact Agriculture Canada - phone only, no email: 250-494-7711. Friends of the Gardens can NOT help you with event bookings.

Friends of the Gardens
P.O. Box 1363, Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250.494.6385

'Ship Out On The Sea'
Written and Performed by
The Be Good Tanyas
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Nettwerk One Music (Canada) Limited
and Nettwerk Productions Limited

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