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Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Open Now: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Family photo mecca

The gardens are extensive with a huge variety of plants and flowers. It has lots of room to roam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Summerland, Canada
Annual visit is in order

This is a must do each year as it is a sanctuary in the valley of flowers, trees and quiet. I love... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
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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...more
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4200 97 Highway South, Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0, Canada
+1 250-494-6385
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All reviews suggested donation research station trout creek run by volunteers early spring donation box worth the short drive garden lovers lovely grounds entrance fee railroad bridge easily spend an hour no charge walk around lots of space okanagan lake beautiful location
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are extensive with a huge variety of plants and flowers. It has lots of room to roam over the grounds and be in touch with nature. It is run by volunteers who do a great job of showing off our local plant base.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

This is a must do each year as it is a sanctuary in the valley of flowers, trees and quiet. I love to wander and enjoy the view of the train tracks and sand hills.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Riplees Ranch O
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This ornamental garden is run by volunteers and is well worth a self guided tour of. We visited in September and loved wandering around the well-kept gardens. The old caretaker's residence (heritage building) is also part of the gardens. Pet friendly, too!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travellinmoma
Reviewed September 6, 2018

These gardens were a delight to find and wander through. Well tended (with people working as we wandered through). The setting is lovely and there is no entrance fee just a suggested donation. You could easily spend an hour or more here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanHHH
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is 'by donation' and $5 is suggested. We walked around the gardens and were thrilled by the beautiful Ponderosa pines, some so big they must hundreds of years old. We plan to bring a picnic next time, and sit on one of the benches....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 350moni
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Take a short drive to the gardens where there is ample parking, walking trails, lovely grounds, a covered gazebo for picnics and acres of stunning fauna and foilage. Well maintined.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marlene K
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We saw the sign for the ornamental gardens driving by and decided to check it out not knowing what to expect. We were blown away by how beautiful everything was and how much there was to see. There were so many hidden paths my kids...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kalina g
Reviewed May 15, 2018

came here the other day while visiting family. i was quite disappointed. i found the place rundown and dry and many weeds everywhere. possibly it was due to visiting in early spring. reading others notes and pics i'll give it another try. the 15 acre...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jarmwr40
FOGSummerland, Chair at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

It’s too bad we disappointed you. From March through April we concentrate on seeding and growing plants for our sale The volunteers have spent many hours cleaning the gardens as well. Spring has come very late to the Gardens so not much was in bloom....More

Reviewed April 29, 2018

There's something quite spectacular about exploring the grounds of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens on an early spring day. Green grass welcomed us as did the daffodils, tulips and crocus. Our walk in the lower gardens and along the hillside near the trestle were lovely.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TrailblazingWendy
FOGSummerland, Chair at Summerland Ornamental Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thanks for stopping by.

Reviewed March 1, 2018

Beautiful location for a wedding or a picnic, don't miss these beautiful gardens. Memories to last a lifetime here.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nicole F
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Response from FOGSummerland | Property representative |
Yes, we welcome dogs and ask you keep them on a leash at all times.
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Response from FOGSummerland | 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