Upcoming Events

Welcome to our Upcoming Events page!

We invite you to keep checking back here to keep up to date with all of the Friends of the Gardens workshops and events. All workshops are held at the Gardens unless otherwise stated. The workshops are free for members and $10.00 for non-members… the fee is waived if you purchase a membership.

APRIL 21 …  10am – noon
Feed Yourself, Feed the Earth
Workshop with Kathryn McCourt. Learn to grow your own vegetables organically for maximum nutrition.

APRIL 21 … 1 – 4pm 
Fill Your Boots
Workshop with Kathy Smith. Children will learn how to plant succulents in donated boots and shoes to take home. At Summerland Library.

MAY 5 & 6 …  8 – 4PM
Find an abundance of annuals and perennials, artisans, coffee, tea, juice and food. (See more info below)

MAY 5 & 6 … 1 – 3pm
Okanagan Gardening for Newcomers
Workshop with Kathryn McCourt. Are your plants not responding the way they did in Vancouver or Edmonton? Get the answers here. At the plant sale.

MAY 12 … 10 – noon
Watering 101
Kathryn McCourt. Learn how to have a healthy lawn, vegetable and flower garden with up to 50% less water.

MAY 26 … 10 – noon
Keeping You In The Garden: a physiotherapy approach
With Chris Stokes. Come listen to physio Chris discuss the physical challenges you meet as gardeners and how you can over come them.

JUNE 2 … 10 – noon
Gardening for Our Native Pollinators
Eva Antonijevic will share her knowledge of creating a pollinator friendly garden habitat by focusing on the diverse types of native bees that pollinate our region’s wildflowers and cultivated plants. A garden tour will follow the presentation.

JUNE 16 … 10 – noon
Rose Tour
With Rick Sauder. Explore the roses of the Gardens with an expert. Rick will share his story about how he came to find the Gardens hidden historical Canadian roses.

JUNE 23 … 9 – 3pm
Quest/FOG Garden Tour
Ten gardens to explore, including the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

JULY 7 … 10 – noon
Rose Propagation
Workshop with Rick Sauder. Learn how to propagate roses from cuttings and take some home.

Summerland Gardens Plant Sale 2018 poster


DATE: May 5th and 6th, 2018
TIME: 8am to 4pm
PLACE: Summerland Ornamental Gardens

  • Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Tomatoes
  • Rare and Drought-tolerant Plants
  • Master Gardeners On Site
  • Artisans and Garden Art
  • Special Workshop for Okanagan Newcomers

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