Friends of the Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale Sunday, May 4th only!


When: Sunday, May 4, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Summerland Ornamental Gardens
Why:  The modest profits from the sale are used to help pay our operating expenses to keep this spectacular 15-acre garden looking its best. We employ our 2 gardeners between March and October.

What: Plants are priced from $1.50 up. Vegetables, flowers, perennials for sun and shade, low-water plants, ground covers, herbs, and many more are available at the sale. Hundreds, if not thousands, of plants are raised in the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre’s greenhouse by our gardeners and volunteers. Thousands more are provided on consignment by Okanagan nurseries from Summerland, Salmon Arm, Penticton, and Oliver.

This year we are holding a one-day-only sale on Sunday, May 4, the week before Mother’s Day. This is one of the Okanagan’s premier garden events and you will not want to miss it.

There will be a wonderful variety of plant sellers and artisans, with thousands of plants for sale, and definitely something for everyone: vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, ornamentals, roses, orchids, and the highly popular flowering baskets.
Demonstrations, Displays and  Information Booths

  • Tomato Growing Demonstration given by garden expert Pati Hill at 11am, Noon and 1pm
  • The Penticton Bonsai Club will have a display, and there will be a demonstration on Cloud Pruning.
  • The Master Gardeners, Meadowlark Festival, Invasive Plant Society, and our own Friends of the Garden will have information booths.
  • Tasty Treats:  We are delighted to welcome Brodo Kitchen who will have snacks and refreshments on hand.

The Gardeners and a shoestring group of volunteers have been working very hard to make this the best possible sale, and we hope you will come and bring your friends and family, stock up on plants, and help the Friends of the Garden pay our bills.

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