Summerland gardens on display

Sixteen years ago, the Summerland Quest Society for Hearing Enhancement created a public garden tour of several beautiful gardens in Summerland. The tour was such a great success that Quest decided to host a garden tour every two years.

The eighth tour of 10 local gardens will take place on June 23. Featured will be dry land vistas, waterfalls, raised vegetable gardens, swaying grasses, fern gardens, serenity spots, rock displays, creative colour combinations and gardens accented by magnificent lake views.

The tour is self directed with a map and brief description of each garden attached to the ticket. On June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public can enjoy 10 Summerland gardens that have been lovingly tended and designed by their owners.  Six master gardeners will be in attendance to answer your gardening questions.

Tickets are $15 and on sale at Art Knapp’s (Penticton), Sweet Tooth (Summerland) 250-494-0925 and Martin Flowers (Summerland) 250-494-5432.  A new addition this year is a chance for eight of the gardens’ tourists to win a lovely patio umbrella.

Proceeds from Quest’s various fundraising projects throughout the year improve the lives of the deaf, hard of hearing and speech impaired.  As well, Quest contributes to other special needs within the community.  For more information:  phone Marilyn Topham at 250-494-6463 or email:


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