Upcoming Events

Friends of the Summerland Gardens Fall 2017 Plant Sale

FALL PLANT SALE–

SEPTEMBER 23RD
10AM TO 3PM

The Friends of the Garden will have a limited selection of The Gardens’ own drought tolerant perennials and trees for sale. 
* Payment by cash or cheque only

The Superintendent’s House will be open for tours as part of Open Doors Summerland.


"Garden Talks" presented by the Friends of the Gardens in Summerland Fall 2017

FRIENDS OF THE GARDENS PRESENT

“GARDEN TALKS”

FIRE WISE LANDSCAPING
SEPTEMBER 30… 10 – 12am

Eva Antonijevic BSc. RPBio. and Don Gayton M. Sc. P. Ag.

Eva’s presentation will delve into a wealth of information concerning the very pertinent topic of fire-wise landscaping.  She will show that we can reduce the vulnerability of buildings and property to wildfire with appropriate landscapes.  Don will give a brief history of fires in the Okanagan as well as some important information on the ecology of fire.

IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER: Hardiness Zones, Winter and Your Landscape
OCTOBER 14 … 10 – 12am

Scott Austin, a longtime Friend of the Gardens, nursery manager at Garden Works in Penticton as well as garden talk show host on EZRock.
Scott will guide us through the best practises for protecting our perennials and shrubs over the Okanagan winter.

A NEW LOOK AT ROSES 
OCTOBER 21 … 10 – 12 am

Rick Sauder, a new Friends of the Gardens member, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the Rose conversation. He will give an overview of the provenance, history, and types of roses before delving into the use of roses in the landscape, and of course why roses are good for the soul!  Rick will finish off the morning with a stroll through the Ornamental Gardens and a look at the various rose plantings on display.